Miami reportedly hires Notre Dame assistant as head coach

Per multiple reports, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin has been hired as the new head coach at Miami University.

Martin, an Illinois native, has spent the past four years on head coach Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish staff, first as secondary coach in 2010-11 and as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the past two seasons.

The 45-year-old has previous head coach experience as the head coach at Grand Valley State in Michigan from 2004-09, where he went 74-7 after succeeding Kelly when Kelly left to become head coach at Central Michigan.

Martin led the Lakers to Division II national championships in 2005 and ’06 as well as a runner-up finish in 2009.

He is not completely new to southwestern Ohio as he spent the 1994 and ’95 seasons as linebackers coach at Wittenberg in Springfield. Per his bio from GVSU, he also served as the Tigers head golf coach and an assistant on the baseball team.

IrishIllustrated.com reports seeing Martin and Miami athletics director David Sayler at the airport in South Bend before the pair left for Oxford Tuesday afternoon.

He cited the school’s history of producing legendary coaches at Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State as a reason for leaving South Bend.