|Position:||Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs|
|Other Position:||Assistant Head Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Michigan State/Excelsior '06|
Demetrice Martin was named to Coach Mora's staff in December of 2011. He left a position as the secondary/cornerbacks coach at the University of Washington to join the Bruins and soon had a large impact in the area of recruiting, as well as, on the field. He was promoted to Assistant Head Coach in February of 2014.
The Bruins secondary led the Pac-12 in pass defense, allowing the fewest average yards per game and the lowest average yards per pass attempt (5.6) of any school in the 2015 season. UCLA also led the Conference in pass defense efficiency (111.5), ranking 18th nationally in the category, and producing three players who received all-conference recogition - Randall Goforth, Jaleel Wadood and Marcus Rios.
In 2014, four of his defensive backs were honored with All-Pac-12 accolades (Ishmael Adams-1st team; Fabian Moreau and Anthony Jefferson-2nd team; Jaleel Wadood honorable mention). The unit ranked third in the Pac-12 conference in pass defense. Jefferson, who led the secondary with 72 tackles and was invited to the Senior Bowl, signed with the Chicago Bears. He joined Moreau in a tie for the team lead with eight passes defensed.
Martin helped to prepare a secondary which featured three new starters, in 2013. Adams, who came on to lead the team in interceptions, and Moreau were first-time starters at the corners. Jefferson ranked third on the team in tackles (89) in his initial season as a starter. Randall Goforth, the veteran of the group in his sophomore season, was fourth on the squad in tackles (78) and second with three interceptions.
Martin mentored a veteran group in his first season on the field with the Bruins. Senior cornerback Sheldon Price, who moved on to the Indianapolis Colts, matched a school record with three interceptions in the Houston win. Andrew Abbott, along with Price, ranked among the Pac-12 leaders with four inteceptions in 2012.Tevin McDonald was listed with the conference leaders in passes defensed.
Martin had been on the University of Washington staff for three seasons prior to coming to UCLA.The 2010 Husky secondary finished second in the Pac-10 in pass defense.
In 2006 and 2007, he was a defensive graduate assistant at USC, working with the Trojan secondary. Prior to joining the USC staff, Martin spent three seasons (2003-05) as the pass defense coordinator and secondary coach at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, CA. The Mounties played in the National Bowl in 2003 and 2004. He was also the secondary coach at Pasadena City College in 2001 and 2002. The Lancers went 18-4 during that period, winning the Mission Conference title both seasons and appearing in two bowl games. He began his career in coaching at Monrovia (Calif.) High (1999-2000).
A product of Pasadena (Calif.) Muir High School, Martin went to Michigan State, where he played wide receiver and cornerback from 1992 to 1995, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in 1994 when he led the conference with seven interceptions. He had 10 interceptions in his career and the Spartans went on to play in the Liberty (1993) and Independence (1995) bowl games.
Martin played professionally as a cornerback for the Scottish Claymores in NFL Europe (1997) and for the Houston Thunderbears (1998-99) in the Arena Football League. He signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams in the NFL and spent time on the practice squad.
RECRUITING RESPONSIBILITIES — Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, San Bernardino County, Houston.
PERSONAL — Education: Attended Michigan State and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, 2006; At UCLA: Fourth season (named to staff in December 2011); Born: February 23, 1973; Family: Wife, Tiffany, and one son, Cole; one daughter, Kori.