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Antonio Martins enters his third season with the Women’s Volleyball program. In 2011, the team posted the most wins ever in the history of the program (14), the best overall record (14W-14L), the most wins in the NEAC since CSE joined the conference (4W) and the highest finish ever in the NEAC (6th). The Eagles had 2 players ranked in the top 50 nationally for Aces per Set. The team was also ranked 11th nationally in the same category and was the 2nd highest ranked team in NJ in that category as well. In addition, the NEAC selected an Eagle player to its All-Conference Team, Player of the Week and Highlight Player of the Week honors for the first time in CSE history.
Prior to the College of Saint Elizabeth, Martins was the head volleyball coach at Summit High School. During his three years at Summit, Martins was able to take a one-win team in 2006 to one win away from making the state tournament in 2009. Martins had the privilege to train the first three players ever to be recruited in Summit High School. Through his success, his 2008 team reached the finals of Rahway Heal the Children Tournament- Silver Division while also winning both the Manchester Regional Tournament in 2006 and 2009. Martins received the 100 Win Certificate from AVCA in 2009.
Martins also coached at Kent Place School where he led his team to the Quarter Finals in the County and to the Semi-Finals in the State Tournament (’00). During both of his seasons with the Dragons, he was able to finish second in the conference. Martins also coached an eventual 1st Team NCAA Division I All-American during his tenure.
Prior to Kent Place, between 1995-1998, Martins took over an unsuccessful Benedictine Academy volleyball program in Elizabeth and rebuilt it to a championship team. The team won the Conference Championship in '97 and '98 and compiled a 36-2 record over that stretch, including going undefeated in their conference with an 18-0 record in '98.
Martins was a ’93 graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Martins lives in Lincroft, New Jersey with his wife Jennifer and two children, Lucas and Madeline.
I am a Health and Physical Education teacher in the Cranford Public School District. Also, I am a Cranford High School graduate where I played volleyball for 4 years. I continued my volleyball career at Rowan University playing all four seasons as a defensive specialist. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to head back to Cranford High School and coach volleyball for 5 seasons. It was an exciting journey assisting in County Championships and Cranford High School's first Volleyball STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE! It was an amazing experience to watch our athlete's grow and develop into state champions!
Besides volleyball, I love to spend time with my 5 year old (almost 6 year old) son Ayden!! He is absolutely the best and brings so much joy to my life!! We love going to the beach, boat rides, playing at the park, and spending time with our family and friends!
I am looking forward to getting back into the volleyball coaching scene and helping out with SUMMER CRUSH CAMP!