Frank Martin was named the 23rd head coach in Massachusetts men’s basketball history in March of 2022. Martin got his first head coaching opportunity at Kansas State in 2007-08 and brought the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament in four of his five seasons at the helm. He guided the Wildcats to their first win over rival and No. 2-ranked Kansas since 1983 and took the team to
its first NCAA Tournament since 1996.
A fixture off the court and in the community, Martin and his wife, UMass track and field alumna Anya, have hosted numerous philanthropic events and have been key investors in
the UMass women's track and field program. Frank is on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors, and is co-chair of the organization’s Committee on Racial Reconciliation. He also recently joined the Naismith Coaches Circle, which recognizes coaches that have impacted their communities, players, other coaches and society in a positive manner.
Frank spent 15 years in coaching high school basketball in Miami, Florida. He was part of five state championships as an assistant at Miami Senior High School (1985-93), before earning two titles as the program’s head coach (1995-98). A native of Miami, Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Florida International University in 1993. He and his wife, Anya, have three children, Brandon, Amalia and Christian.