HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Martin (R-13) will continue to play a leading role in oversight of high school athletics after being re-elected as Chair of the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee by his colleagues.
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 an honor to be given an opportunity to lead the conversation about ensuring fair and safe competition in high school athletics,” Martin said. “I look forward to building on the progress we have made on these issues and getting high school competitions fully back on track after COVID-19, to benefit the well-being and opportunities for all our students-athletes.”
Martin brings a unique perspective to the committee as a decorated high 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-athlete at Millersville University, he became a three-time 1st Team PSAC Defensive Tackle and two-time All-American. After his college career, he 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 continues to volunteer as a youth sports coach in wrestling and football.
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