Ken Martin '69

Ken Martin '69

In his three years of varsity hockey at Bowdoin, Ken Martin set a standard of excellence that carried the Polar Bears to national prominence. The very first Bowdoin player to eclipse the 100-point mark ­ even though he played only three seasons ­ Martin was an All-ECAC performer all three years.

His first season, as a sophomore in 1966-67, the Polar Bears went 9-11. His junior year saw Bowdoin post an 11-9 mark. His senior year, with Martin as their captain, the Bears went 14-6-1. That senior season put Bowdoin on the hockey map as Martin captured the ECAC Most Valuable Player Award and the New England Hockey Writers¹ Joseph Tomasello Award for an Unsung Hero. That sentiment captures what Martin was: a quiet leader and the first real superstar in the Bowdoin hockey program.

In 2000, Martin notched his 500th career victory as hockey coach at the Belmont Hill School, where he also teaches Latin. In 2002 he was inducted into the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches¹ Hall of Fame. Ken Martin is a native of and resides in Framingham, Massachusetts with his wife, Linda. The Martins have two children. Ken graduated Bowdoin with a degree in Latin.