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Honoring Dave Martens upon the occasion of his induction into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dave Martens upon the occasion of his
induction into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators
Association Hall of Fame

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
outstanding coaches, athletes and athletic administrators who distin-
guish themselves through their exceptional performance, attaining
unprecedented success and the highest level of personal achievement; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Dave Martens upon the occasion of his induction into the National Inter-
scholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS, One of 12 people, and the only one from New York State, to be
inducted into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Asso-
ciation (NIAAA) Hall of Fame's inaugural class at a ceremony held in
Dallas, Texas, Dave Martens has been involved in interscholastic athlet-
ics for 51 years; and
WHEREAS, The NIAAA Hall of Fame was created to honor retired athletic
administrators who had exemplary careers and deserve awards at the high-
est level; and
WHEREAS, One of the finest and most respected athletic administrators
in the United States, Dave Martens retired in 1991 after serving 18
years as Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics in the
Fairport, New York Central School District; and
WHEREAS, A native of the Boston area, Dave Martens was a three-year
all-star baseball player, later playing baseball and ice hockey at
Springfield College, where he was named All-New England in baseball and
participated in the 1955 College World Series; he also played baseball
in the Milwaukee Braves organization; and
WHEREAS, Beginning his career in high school education in coaching and
athletic administration in the Rushford, New York school system, Dave
Martens also taught physical education and coached in Brockport, New
York before joining the Fairport Central School District; and
WHEREAS, Among his proudest accomplishments while at Fairport, Dave
Martens is remembered and honored for his extraordinary commitment to
the development of the girls' sports programs and founding Operation
Offense to lead in the fight for education and prevention of substance
abuse; his goal was to make student-athletes chemically free; and
WHEREAS, Since retiring, Dave Martens has continued to work with
student-athletes; he now represents 700 athletic directors and serves as
liaison between the New York State Athletic Administrators Association,
which he founded, and the NIAAA; he is also Director of the NIAAA's
National Emergency Network, which he co-founded to help members and
their families in times of emergency or natural disasters; and
WHEREAS, Still living in Perinton, New York, Dave Martens was married
to the late Judy (Hembrock) Martens; he is the father of four children:
John, Jeff, Janet, and Shane; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Dave Martens for his
extraordinary athletic administrative accomplishments which are a trib-
ute to his skill, dedication and commitment; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations with
praise and pride to honor Dave Martens upon the occasion of his
induction into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators
Association Hall of Fame; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dave Martens, Perinton, New York.

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  • 04 / Mar / 2010
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Mar / 2010
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Mar / 2010
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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