Martinez’ name is legendary in the Rock Hill area as he and his older brother, Enzo, led Northwestern H.S. to three South Carolina state championships and a No. 1 national ranking in the ESPN and National Soccer Coaches Association of America polls. Martinez is planning on having his brother serve as an assistant on his staff.
A midfielder, Martinez went on to play collegiately after graduating from Northwestern. He played two years at High Point where he tallied 12 goals and four assists in two years before transferring to North Carolina State for his final two seasons. He recorded 13 goals and 18 assists in two years for the Wolfpack and was a first team All-ACC selection in 2012 and a third team pick in 2013. His 10 assists in 2012 led the ACC, and he finished 3rd in goals (11).