Amanda Martin
Amanda Martin

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
5th Season

Alma Mater:
Saint Louis University '06


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Amanda Martin, in her fifth season with the University of Cincinnati women's program, was promoted to associate head coach on Feb. 24, 2012.

Martin manages all recruiting activity as recruiting coordinator and is also responsible for game management and training preparation, team travel, alumni relations, and camp direction and management.

Under Martin's coaching, former Bearcats goalkeeper Andrea Kaminski finished fifth all-time in career shutouts at UC with 16 shutouts from 2006-09. In her first season at Cincinnati, the Bearcats qualified for the BIG EAST Championship for the first time and advanced to the quarterfinal round. Kaminski recorded four shutouts and had 86 saves, ranking her fifth in the final BIG EAST conference regular-season statistics.

Martin helped the 2010 squad produce the best start to a season in school history with a 5-0-1 record, garnering a No. 15 national ranking in the Sept. 6 Soccer America poll.

Martin, who owns the US Soccer 'C' License and is proficient in Scoutware recruiting software and Game Breaker video editing software, came to Cincinnati after serving one season as an assistant at Oklahoma, where she was responsible for goalkeeper training. OU goalkeeper Jenny Nichols was twice named BIG XII Goalkeeper of the Week under Martin's watch.

Prior to her stint at Oklahoma, Martin spent one season at Charlotte, where she worked with the 49ers' goalkeepers. Under her tutelage, UNCC keepers recorded the school's lowest goals-against average (GAA) in four years. Additionally, Martin's goalies combined to record five shutouts, which tied the most by a 49ers club in the last five years. Freshman Lauren Brown was named to the Atlantic-10 all-Rookie Team after finishing the year with a perfect 6-0 record and one shutout for the A-10 champs.

Martin graduated in May 2006 from Saint Louis University with a degree in communications, where she also put together an impressive playing career for the Billikens. The Franklin, Tenn., native finished her soccer career at Saint Louis as the career leader for goals-against average (0.65). She also ranked second all-time at Saint Louis with 19 shutouts and 34 wins in over 4,100 minutes of action in 51 games played during her three-year career.

As a senior goalkeeper at Saint Louis, Martin played a vital role in helping lead the Billikens to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2005. The postseason appearance came after the program captured the A-10 regular season and tournament titles. During her final season, Martin was 9-2 and recorded a 0.91 goals-against average in 11 starts. Martin earned first-team all-Conference USA honors as a junior during the 2004 season. During that campaign, she set the Saint Louis school record with a 0.53 GAA, which was also the seventh-lowest mark in the nation that season. Martin also led C-USA with a 0.20 GAA in conference play in 2004.

Prior to transferring to Saint Louis, Martin began her collegiate career at the University of Arizona where she started nine games and recorded two shutouts as a freshman.

In addition to playing soccer on the collegiate level, Martin was a member of the W-League's Charlotte Lady Eagles team from 2003-2005.