Former Cedarville women’s basketball coach to be inducted into hall of fame

CEDARVILLE — A former Cedarville University women’s basketball coach is going to be inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Kirk Martin coached the Lady Jackets from 2001-2016 and will be enshrined on Saturday, according to a university spokesperson.

He had 380 career wins at Cedarville and took the team to two NAIA Division II championship games. His teams average 25 wins per season.

Martin also coached at Southeastern High School and led them to a 162-game winning streak.

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Cedarville also had a 72-game conference streak under Martin, the spokesperson said.

“The winning streaks indicated a commitment by my players to the idea that we are gonna do things right every night,” said Martin. “We kept it simple. We’re gonna outwork you, we’re gonna run, we’re gonna run, we’re gonna take quality shots and we’re gonna rebound the basketball.”

He said that he loved his time at Cedarville and had no desire to go anywhere else.

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