Goshen News, Goshen, IN

December 4, 2013

Miami (OH) hires ND's Chuck Martin as coach


Goshen News

---- — Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin was hired Tuesday as the head coach at Miami of Ohio, which is coming off one of the worst seasons in its history.

Martin succeeds Don Treadwell, who was fired after the RedHawks lost their first five games this season. Treadwell went 8-21 at his alma mater. Offensive coordinator Mike Bath finished the season as interim coach.

The RedHawks lost to Ball State 55-14 last Friday, finishing the season 0-12. It was the first time since 1988 that they failed to win a game and only the fourth time since 1900.

Miami is known as the “cradle of coaches,” but hasn’t been able to find one to pull it out of a recent slide. The RedHawks have won two or fewer games four times since 2006.

Although Martin has no direct ties to Miami’s coaching tradition, the school has one notable link with Notre Dame. Ara Parseghian coached at Miami, Northwestern and Notre Dame, where he led the Fighting Irish to national titles in 1964 and 1974. A statue of Parseghian was added to the Cradle of Coaches Plaza outside Yager Stadium in Oxford in 2011.