BMCC Women's Basketball Coach
BMCC Women's Basketball Coaching Team
Christy Martin - Head Coach
Christy Martin enters her 6th season at BMCC as the winningest women's basketball coach in school history. Martin began her coaching career as a volunteer assistant where her prep career ended; Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington. That year the Saxons placed 3rd in the State 4A Tournament. The following year, at just 21 years old, Martin was hired by Hall of Famer Dale Poffenroth to coach his JV squad at nationally ranked Central Valley High School. In two years the Bears were twice GSL Champions, placed 2nd and 8th at the state tournament and tied the Washington State record for most consecutive wins (62).
In 2004 Martin was hired as the head girls’ basketball coach at Liberty High School in Spangle, Washington. Liberty had won just two games the year prior to
Martin's arrival. The team enjoyed a fast turnaround winning 16 games in her inaugural season as a head coach. The following season the Lancers saw even more success winning 20 games, narrowly missing the state tournament by 1 game. In her final season at Liberty, the Lancers won, a school best, 24 games and took home the Bi-County, District and Regional Championships qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in nearly twenty years.
In 2008 Martin was hired by her former coach and another Hall of Famer Bobbi Hazeltine. At WWCC Martin was in charge of guard development, recruiting and scouting. The Warriors earned a berth to the NWAACC tournament and placed 4th.
After one year of coaching at the college level Martin was hired by BMCC athletic director Bret Bryan. Hired the summer prior to season Martin had little time to recruit. In addition BMCC had just 3 eligible players and no assistant. Martin's first year was a challenge winning only three games. The following year BMCC more than tripled their wins.
In the 2013 and 2014 campaign BMCC would again make history jumping off to their best start in program history at 9-0. However, the team suffered a devastating blow when BMCC's second D1 commit, Danah Haley, went down with her 2nd ACL tear in as many years. BMCC, undeterred and overlooked, qualified for the tournament for the second time in program history. Despite losing their best player, Martin led her team to the final four of the NWAACC and took home the 3rd place trophy for the highest finish in program history.
Success to Martin does not stop on the hardwood. She holds her student-athletes to the highest level in the classroom, in the community as well as on the court. Martin says, "I believe wholeheartedly that our athletes be as well-rounded as possible. My goal is that every athlete leave our program a better person, student and athlete. I feel it is my obligation to build and grow young female leaders who are prepared to make a positive impact on society."
For the past five years, the Timberwolves have been involved in numerous volunteer activities including raising money for the local Meza Family who lost their home in a house fire, selling Christmas wreaths for orphans in Rwanda, running clothing drives for the needy, offering free youth basketball clinics, volunteering at Washington Elementary, spending time at local retirement homes and working at the local women's shelter. The have raised over $2,000 for breast cancer sufferers in our area and they donate thousands of pounds of food each fall to the local food bank and women's shelter during the "Trick or Treat for Canned Goods" volunteer day.
Adam Driver - Assistant Coach
With only two years on the BMCC coaching staff, Coach Driver has been an important component of Women's Timberwolf Basketball record breaking success. 2014-2014 resulted in a third place finish at the NWAACC and a program record of most wins in its history. Head Coach, Christy Martin raves, "Coach Driver has an incredible basketball mind. He is phenomenal at in-game adjustments and has an uncanny ability to find the right combinations during the games. Driver's personal demeanor and genuine concern for our team has been an integra part of our success.
Coach Driver's responsibilities include Post development, scouting, recruiting and fundraising.