Monday, November 3, 2014

Opening doors for Hispanic coaches

Everyone just calls him Frank.

But whenever he signs autographs or receipts, "Francisco" is Frank Martin's signature, a lifelong link to a heritage that South Carolina's coach will always highlight.

Martin is one of two Hispanic-American head coaches of major Division I programs; South Florida's Orlando Antigua is the other. Martin is also the bricklayer of a burgeoning movement that's brewing within college basketball's coaching ranks.

"I think Orlando and I have an opportunity of opening some doors," Martin said. "I hope I can keep doing my job in a way where 20 years from now they're not interviewing two Hispanic coaches, they're interviewing a group of Hispanic coaches."

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