Northland Accepts Coach Martins' Resignation

Northland Community and Technical College today accepted the resignation of head football coach Travis Martin. Martins' resignation is effective May 12, said Director of Athletics Richard Speas.

Martin, who served as the head coach of both football and softball, announced Monday that he has accepted a high school teaching and coaching position. Martin came to Northland Community and Technical College from Dakota College in Bottineau, North Dakota where he served as an assistant football coach, and head baseball coach. Martin's 2015 football squad at Northland finished the season with a 2-6 record, while the 2016 softball team went 2-19 on the season.

In accepting Martins' resignation, Speas said," Coach Martin has been a dedicated teacher and coach at Northland, and his students have benefited greatly from his leadership and passion for the game of football and softball. We appreciate all the contributions he made to the Northland athletics program and wish him and his family the very best in the future."

Speas said the College would immediately begin a search for Martins' successor. Assistant coach Kent Janicke will oversee team activities until a successor is hired.

Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. NCTC is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.