Daniel Martinez is in his second year as Trinity’s Coordinator of the Patrick Stumberg Sports Performance Center and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Daniel started the position with over 10 years in the performance field. Most recently, Daniel was the U.S. consultant for ForceDecks, which works collaboratively with strength & conditioning and sport science departments. Included on the list are the NCAA, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the United States Olympic Committee.
His mission was to assist in education of performance profiling and athlete monitoring. Daniel worked with the on-site staff to enhance the quality of the programs. He has made presentations to the University of Louisville (KY), University of Virginia, the University of Texas, the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Arizona Cardinals, to name a few.
Daniel was a strength & conditioning coach with Entheos Athletics in San Antonio. He developed, organized, and led physical preparation of teams and athletes directly, or as a consultant.
No stranger to Trinity Athletics, Daniel served as an independent contractor strength & conditioning coach with the Tiger volleyball team. Additionally, Daniel worked with Elite Volleyball Performance and became club owner and performance coach of Bexar Volleyball. Both organizations are located in San Antonio. He was honored in 2011 by USA Volleyball with the Robert Lindsay Meritorious Service Award. The accolade recognizes the Club Director of the Year for USA Volleyball’s Lone Star Region.
His sports performance work is diverse, as Daniel has prepared athletes for competition demands at 25 NCAA athletics programs. He also was a consultant for the prestigious Roddick Tennis Academy.
Daniel has resided in San Antonio for 20 years and comes from a military family. He was born in Keflavik, Iceland. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University in December 2010, with a major in exercise and sport science, and a minor in sport psychology. Daniel received a master’s degree in strength and conditioning from Edith Cowan University, located in Perth, Australia, in November 2016.
He holds a number of certifications, which include the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (Level 2). A former track & field competitor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Daniel was also an Olympic weightlifter for eight years. He is a certified sports performance coach for the United States of America Weightlifting.
Daniel is married to the former Kelly Hurst. They have a young son and daughter, Jace and London, respectively.