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Dr. Chet Martin


19th Season


  • B.S. Tarleton State University, 1981
  • M.Ed. Tarleton State University, 1995
  • Ph.D Texas Women's University, 2001


Dr. Chet Martin referreeing basketball game.

Dr. Chet Martin grew up in Stephenville and graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor's of science in 1981. In 1995, he earned his master's of education from Tarleton State before completing his doctoral degree in 2001 from Texas Woman's University. While pursuing his degrees, Dr. Martin served in the Tarleton State Kinesiology Department as a professor with specialties in wellness, sports officiating, and sports psychology.

Dr. Martin's responsibilities include teaching undergraduate, as well as graduate classes within the Kinesiology Department. A few of his classes include Wellness, Motor Behavior, and Sports Officiating. Another of his major contributions to the department has been the development of six online classes.

Along with his colleagues, Dr. Martin has been involved with extensive research regarding Texas Testing results and predictors. He has also conducted research and made national presentations on sports officiating, abstinence education, and destabilization of lifts measured by EMG's. He was also recognized in 2005's "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."

Dr. Martin and his wife, Gina, have two sons, Elijah and Ben. The couple lives in Stephenville, where they spend time watching their younger son participate in sports, playing golf, fly fishing, and spending time with their church family at Harvey Baptist Church. The Martins stay busy on their ranch, tending to their cattle and farming. Dr. Martin compares physical fitness to brushing his teeth - it's a part of every day life. Dr. Martin is also very active in sports officiating. His officiating experience includes women's basketball at the NCAA Division I and II levels.

Quick Facts

Dr. Chet Martin

Dr. Chet Martin
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Classes Taught

  • KINE 101   Wellness
  • KINE 227   Sports Officiating
  • KINE 330   Motor Behavior
  • KINE 351   Health & Fitness for Children
  • KINE 402   Psychological Aspects of Sports
  • KINE 502   Advanced Psychology of Sports
  • KINE 570   History of Physical Education

Favorite Fitness Routine

P90X & Racquetball

Quotes to Live By

Work smarter not harder.

-Tony Stigliano

A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on "x's and o's" as compared to time spent learning about people.

-Mike Krzyzewski

Notable Accomplishments

  • 2014 Recipient of the OA Grant Excellence in Teaching Award (TSU)
  • 37 years as a Basketball Official
    • NCAA Division I - Southland Conference
    • NCAA Division II - Lone Star & Heartland Conferences
    • NAIA - Red River Conference

Why is Kinesiology Important?

It's important to teach people to live a healthy lifestyle and be a productive educator.