Former NFL QB Ingle Martin Wins Third Tennessee High School State Championship As Coach
Since taking over the head coaching role at Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) in Nashville, Tennessee in 2011, Ingle Martin has led the Lions to three Tennessee high school football championships.
Martin, who played in the NFL with the Broncos, Packers, Chiefs and Titans, captured his third title in December when CPA beat Lipscomb Academy 35-28. In the championship game, Martin matched wits with another former NFL QB — Trent Dilfer, who is in his second year as Lipscomb's head coach. It was Martin's sixth trip to the state championship game in 10 years at the helm of CPA.
This past season, Martin, who owns a career record of 117-23 at CPA, was named the Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week in Week 3. In 2014, the Titans named him their Coach of the Year.
Martin was an outstanding high school quarterback at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville. He led MBA to three straight state championships with a 32-game win streak. His teams were nationally-ranked by USA TODAY in 1999 and 2000 and he won back-to-back Tennessee Division II-AA Mr. Football Back Awards after his junior and senior years.
Just before the holidays, High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher spoke with Martin about a wide variety of topics ranging from football to matching wits with Dilfer in the championship game. Check out the interview by pushing the play button below.
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