LB Alignmentsby MAV43 DEFENSE
Coach Ben Martin has been coaching college football for 10 yrs and was named the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2015.
During the 2017 season, his defense ranked in the third in the RMAC and featured one of the top defensive ends in Division II in All-American Blake Nelson.
In 2016, Martin's defense helped Colorado Mesa to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time since 2008. The Mavericks finished fourth in the RMAC in tackles for loss and featured All-American defensive back Dustin Rivas.
Prior to arriving at CMU, Martin spent five years as an assistant coach at Chadron State College.
During his tenure at Chadron State the Eagles posted an impressive 44-15 overall record and two NCAA Division II Playoffs berths (2008, 2007). Chadron State won two back-to-back Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships in 2008 and 2007.
Coach Martin was a graduate assistant on the football staff at North Dakota State University in 2006 when the Bison went 10-1 and were ranked No. 3 in the final NCAA 1-AA poll.