Martin Appointed to Athletic Oversight Commission

HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Martin (R-13) will play a larger role in improving the management of high school athletics as a new member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee.

Martin was appointed to the six-member panel today by President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee reviews all issues pertaining to sports and athletic competitions that are sanctioned by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. The committee also prepares an annual report with recommendations for the General Assembly.

Martin brings a unique perspective to the committee as a decorated high school athlete in both football and wrestling. Scott attended Lancaster Catholic High School where he not only was an all-star on the football field, but also earned All-American status as a PIAA State Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and National High School Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. Scott served on the Board of Directors of the Dr. Gene A. Carpenter Football Foundation, and volunteers as a youth sports coach in wrestling and baseball.  While a student at Millersville University, he became a three-time 1st Team PSAC Defensive Tackle and two-time All-American. After his college career, Scott was a free agent camp invitee of the New York Giants in the NFL and had three different stints in the Arena Football League.

CONTACT: Terry Trego (717) 787-6535

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