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NHTI assistant Curt Martin honored with Walter Smith Coaching Award

NHTI’s Martin honored

Curt Martin, the former Hopkinton High soccer, basketball and lacrosse coach and current NHTI assistant women’s basketball coach, was named this year’s recipient of the Walter Smith Coaching Award, which goes to a “deserving coach who has made a significant impact in New Hampshire athletics.”

Martin joined NHTI as an assistant women’s basketball coach in 2007 after a long and distinguished career at Hopkinton High, where he taught physical education for 30 years. During his tenure there he coached junior varsity and varsity girls’ and boys’ soccer, girls’ and boys’ basketball, and girls’ lacrosse. He led the boys’ soccer team to a state championship in 1984, the girls’ soccer team to titles in 1998, ’99, ’03 and ’04, and the girls’ basketball team the title in ’03. He was named Coach of the Year four times and was named to the NHIAA Hall of Fame in 2010.

“Curt Martin has been an outstanding coach and role model serving many athletes in a number of sports at the high school and college level,” NHTI Athletic Director Paul Hogan said. “His dedication to the areas of physical education and health provide our students with exemplary model.”

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