Martin received the Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award on Friday at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Houston. The award is presented annually to the top minority coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball.
Martin was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year after guiding Missouri State to a 26-9 record and the school’s first MVC regular season championship.
Other finalists for the Jobe Award were Alabama’s Anthony Grant, Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton and Virginia Commonwealth’s Shaka Smart.
The award is in its second year and is named after Jobe, who is best known for his 12-year tenure at Southern University.