Antonio Martins has led the Women’s Volleyball program for three seasons and guided the Screaming Eagles to its most successful campaign in program history in 2012. Martins currently holds the best coaching record (39W-48L), the best coaching record over any two consecutive seasons (38W-23L) and the best single season coaching record in the program’s history (22W-7L).
In 2012, the team posted the most wins ever in the history of the program (22W), the best overall record (22W-7L), the most wins in the NEAC since CSE joined the conference (6W), the best team record in the NEAC since CSE joined the conference (6W-5L) and tied the highest finish ever in the NEAC (6th).
The Eagles had three players ranked in the top 50 nationally for Aces per Set in the past two seasons, including a 14th best national ranking in 2012. The team was also ranked 11th nationally in the same category in 2011 and 12th in 2012. CSE was the second highest ranked team in New Jersey in that category as well for the second consecutive year. In addition, the NEAC selected an Eagle player to its All-Conference Team for the second consecutive season in 2012. The NEAC also bestowed Player of the Week and Highlight Player of the Week honors to CSE players over the past two seasons.
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.