HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Martin (R-13) will continue to play a leading role in improving the management of high school athletics as a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee.
Martin was appointed to the six-member panel this week by Senate 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.
“It is important to ensure all of Pennsylvania’s student athletes have a chance to participate in quality competitions on a level playing field,” Martin said. “I look forward to working on this committee over the next two years to gather feedback on the current state of school sports and make improvements that will benefit all schools and students.”
Martin brings a unique perspective to the committee as an award-winning school athlete in both football and wrestling. He 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.
Martin also served on the Board of Directors of the Dr. Gene A. Carpenter Football Foundation and volunteers as a youth sports coach. While a student at Millersville University, he was named a three-time 1st Team PSAC Defensive Tackle and two-time All-American. After his college career, Martin was a free agent camp invitee of the New York Giants in the NFL and had three different stints in the Arena Football League.
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