San Antonio - Trinity’s Director of Athletics Bob King announces the appointment of Daniel Martinez as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Coordinator of the Patrick Stumberg Sports Performance Center.
Martinez comes to the position with over 10 years in the sports performance field. Most recently, Martinez was the U.S. consultant for ForceDecks, which works collaboratively with strength & conditioning and sport science departments. Included on the list are the NCAA, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the United States Olympic Committee. While there, he assisted in the education of performance profiling and athlete monitoring. Martinez worked with the on-site staffs to enhance the quality of the programs. He has made presentations to the University of Louisville (KY), University of Virginia, the University of Texas, the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Arizona Cardinals just to name a few.
Martinez was also strength & conditioning coach with Entheos Athletics in San Antonio. He developed, organized, and led physical preparation of teams and athletes directly and as a consultant.
No stranger to Trinity Athletics, Martinez served as an independent contractor strength & conditioning coach with the Tiger volleyball team. Additionally, the versatile Martinez worked with Elite Volleyball Performance and became club owner and performance coach of Bexar Volleyball both located here in San Antonio. He was honored in 2011 by USA Volleyball with the Robert Lindsay Meritorious Service Award, which recognizes the Club Director of the Year for USA Volleyball’s Lone Star Region.
Martinez has resided in San Antonio for 20 years and comes from a military family. Martinez earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University in December 2010 with a major in exercise and sport science and a minor in sport psychology. He received a master’s degree in strength and conditioning from Edith Cowan University located in Perth, Australia, in November 2016.
He holds a number of certifications, which include the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (Level 2). A former track & field competitor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Martinez was also an Olympic weightlifter for eight years. He is a certified sports performance coach for the United States of America Weightlifting.