Martin Reappointed to Athletic Oversight Committee

HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Martin (R-13) was reappointed today to serve on the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee, which he chaired in 2020.

The panel is responsible for reviewing all issues pertaining to sports and athletic competitions that are sanctioned by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). The committee also prepares an annual report with recommendations for the General Assembly.

Martin was unanimously elected to serve as chair of the panel in August, when he led successful efforts to allow fall school sports to resume with the proper safety measures in place to protect athletes, coaches, parents and spectators from the spread of COVID-19.

“I am honored to be appointed to this panel again to ensure the voices of student-athletes, parents and taxpayers are heard,” Martin said. “The PIAA and the committee faced extraordinary challenges this past year, and I appreciate the fact that so many passionate voices were raised in support of young people. Giving them opportunities to shine and compete on a level playing field will be my highest priorities on this panel in the year ahead.”

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.

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.

Martin also served on the Board of Directors of the Dr. Gene A. Carpenter Football Foundation and volunteers as a youth sports coach in football and wrestling.

CONTACT:   Terry Trego (717) 787-6535

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