Victoria Martinez is in her first season as a volunteer assistant with the Tennessee track & field program after serving as assistant cross country and track & field coach at Tulane during the 2008-09 school year. She worked with the Green Wave middle distance and distance runners for then-head coach Heather Van Norman, who is now the women's sprint coach at Tennessee.
Martinez enjoyed a tremendous career as a collegian at Adams State College in Colorado, earning All-America distinction 12 times in track & field and cross country. Among those were NCAA Division II National Championships indoors in 2005 in the 800 meters and distance medley relay and outdoors in 2006 in the 800 and 1500 meters.
While at Adams State, Martinez also won 12 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference titles and ran on three national championship cross country teams, was a finalist for 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year and 2006 Division II Female Athlete of the Year. She also went on to compete in the 2007 USA Track & Field Indoor and Outdoor Championships in the 1500m and the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 800m.
A native of Las Vegas, N.M., Martinez graduated Cum Laude from ASC in 2006 with a bachelor's in psychology with a minor in coaching. She then added a master's in human performance and physical education in 2008 from the school.