MBA great Ingle Martin named CPA head football coach

Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 6:40pm
Staff reports

Christ Presbyterian Academy named former all-state player Ingle Martin as the fourth head football coach in the school’s history Thursday.

Martin was a two-time Mr. Football winner at Montgomery Bell Academy. As quarterback, he led the Big Red to three straight DII state championships (1998-99-00) during which time the team compiled a 31-game winning streak. MBA was 12-0 his last two seasons.

He also played at Florida then transferred to Furman where he was a second-team All-American selection as quarterback and punter.

The Green Bay Packers drafted him in 2006. He spent time with several franchises but appeared in just one NFL game, with the Packers in 2006.

Most recently, Martin was quarterbacks coach at Ensworth High, which won the DII state championship last fall. There, he served under Coach Ricky Bowers, who was his head coach during his run of three straight state titles at MBA.

“Ingle Martin brings a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm to our program,” CPA Athletics Director Mike Ellson said in a release. “He has a contagious spirit about him, and he’s a big-picture thinker who will support our entire athletics program.

“We are encouraged not only about the rapport he will build with our football community but also about the relationships he will develop with all of our students and families.”

Martin replaces Jay Mathews, who stepped down after last season.

2 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 2/4/11 at 7:59

Why was Jay Mathews dismissed?

By: richgoose on 2/5/11 at 9:21

I saw that PEARL-COHN had 10 of their players sign college football scholarships.

This is a huge high school with only a 3A classification and got beat by Goodpasture who probably had no scholarship players.

Very odd, odd indeed!