BMCC Women's Basketball Coach
BMCC Women's Basketball Coaching Team
Christy Martin enters her 5th season at the helm of the Timberwolves program. Coach Martin led BMCC’s 2011-2012 team to the NWAACC tournament for the first time in program history. Compiling the most league wins in 25 years as well as compiling the most total wins in more than a decade. Prior to her arrival BMCC had won a total of 4 League wins in five years. Martin is proud of the winning tradition she has help establish at BMCC she hopes to continue that success in the 2012-2013 season.
Coach Martin mentored East Region All-League Player Stephanie Lopez, who signed to play for NCAA Division 1 University of San Francisco. Lopez was not only the leading scorer in the NWAACC but also the fourth leading scorer in the Nation. She led the East Region in steals and was #2 in assists. Stephanie has broken every school record in scoring including accumulating 1,000 points in only two years of college basketball.
Martin’s coaching career began where her high school career ended, at Ferris High School. Under Art Rojas’ tutelage the Saxons placed 3rd in the state tournament with only 1 senior, she was offered the Junior Varsity Position at Central Valley High school at only 21 years old. While there the Bears were ranked nationally, placed two players Division 1 and helped CV place 2nd at the State tourney. She was then hired as the head coach at Liberty High School. Prior to her arrival Liberty had only won 3 games the year before. She was able to lead the Lancers to 16, 20, and 24 win seasons, improving every year she was there ultimately winning the league championship, regional championship and district championship.
Success to Martin does not stop on the hardwood, as 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 leaves our program a better person. I feel it is my obligation to prepare our athletes to be the very best young women possible." For the past four 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, putting on free basketball clinics for the Pendleton youth, and performing many volunteer hours at the local women's shelter. They also raised over $2,000 for breast cancer sufferers in our area, "trick or treated" for canned food bringing in hundreds of pounds of canned goods to food bank.
2001-2002 Assistant Coach Ferris High School
3rd @ WIAA 4A State Tourney
2002-2004 Assistant Varsity and Head JV Coach Central Valley High School
2x GSL Champion
2nd @ WIAA 4A State Tourney
56 game win streak (tied for state record)
2004-2007 Head Coach Liberty High School
Bi County Champions
2008-2009 Walla Walla Community College Assistant Coach
4th @ NWAACC Tournament
2009-Present Head Coach Blue Mountain Community College
BMCC Women's Basketball Assistant Coach