Martin Added To UW Weight-Training Staff

Feb. 10, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Tim Martin, who operated his ownspeed and strength development company for the past two years, has beenadded to Wyoming's strength and conditioning staff, Scott Bennett UW"s HeadStrength and Conditioning Coach announced Thursday.

Martin, 26, will work with all of UW's intercollegiate athleticsprograms, but will focus on football and primarily in the speed-training area.

A 1996 graduate of Marshall University with a bachelor of artsdegree in education, Martin was an outstanding receiver for the ThunderingHerd, and was a member of the 1996 National Championship team. He was athree-year all-conference player at Marshall as a receiver and punt-returnspecialist. In 1996 he signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions,and in 1998 began the Peak Performance Academy. While operating the Academyhe developed speed and strength programs for over 500 athletes. He alsoorganized speed and strength clinics for high schools in Ohio, West Virginiaand Kentucky.

"Tim is one of the hardest workers I've been around," Bennett said."He was a great collegiate player, and I think his work-ethic and hisexperience will help our student-athletes, especially in the area of speedtraining.

Tim and his wife, Llunaly, have two children, Rosie, two-and-a-half,and Timothy II, four months.