Head Varsity Coach

​Tony Martin is a nationally recognized and respected basketball coach with over 30 years experience. Coach is thrilled to bring his passion for the game of basketball, youth student-athletes and competition serving New Hanover County, NC and Harford County, MD. He has enjoyed working with every level of player, from beginners at the youth clinic level through professional athletes.  Cape Fear Academy has risen to one of the most respected programs in the region.  This past season the Hurricanes won the most games in school history, won the CRC tournament and advanced to the state Final Four.  During his eleven years at The John Carroll School, he took a program with an 0-35 record prior to his arrival and drove them to historical heights. Previously, at Archbishop Spalding, he took the Cavaliers program from obscurity to national prominence in just three years. He is the only head coach in Baltimore Catholic League history to win championships with two different varsity programs while leading those schools from lower leagues into the MIAA A Conference & BCL. He also coached four years each at BCL powerhouses Mt. St. Joseph and Cardinal Gibbons. His winning percentage as a head coach in high school is over 70%, including 11 league titles and 16 tournament championships. With over 500 career wins his teams have been nationally ranked by USA Today, ESPN Rise, Prep Nation AP and Grassroots FAB 50 Polls. Coach Martin has been involved in numerous camps, summer leagues, and All-Star games, including nationally renowned Nike All-America Camp, McDonald’s Round-ball Classic, and the LeBron James Skills Academy. He has been named All-Metro Coach of the Year by the Baltimore Sun and Varsity Sports Network multiple times. Over 100 of Coach Martin’s former players have gone on to continue their education and basketball careers in college, with some going on to pro careers.  


  • ​Owner, Intensity Basketball, LLC
  • ​Staff, Division I Men's College Basketball
  • ​Over 100 former student-athletes competed at the collegiate level
  • ​Student-Athletes cumulative GPA over 3.0 and cumulative SAT over 1000 (2 parts)
  • ​Every Student-Athlete coached has been an NCAA qualifier
  • ​Teams have been nationally ranked by USA Today, ESPN Rise and Prep Nation Associated Press
  • ​Teams have been ranked #1 in the Baltimore metro area
  • ​Team played in National High School Invitational on ESPN
  • ​All-Metro Coach of the Year, Baltimore Sun - multiple times
  • ​All-County Coach of the Year, Anne Arundel Sun
  • ​Varsity Sports  Network Coach of the Year
  • ​Only head coach in Baltimore Catholic League history to bring two new schools into the league
  • ​Only head coach in Baltimore Catholic League history to win championships with two different varsity programs
  • ​Won multipleregular season titles and tournament championships at the Frosh-Soph, Junior Varsity and  Varsity levels
  • ​Won multiple regular season titles and tournament championships at Cardinal Gibbons,  Mt. St. Joseph, Archbishop Spalding and The John Carroll School
  • ​Has won over 500 games with a winning percentage of over .700
  • ​Staff, LeBron James Skills Academy
  • ​Staff, Nike All-America Camp
  • ​Staff, Five Star Basketball Camp
  • ​Staff, U.S. All Stars, Capital Classic
  • ​Head Coach, McDonald's Roundball Classic
  • ​Member, National  Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
  • ​Member, National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association (NFICA)
  • ​Member, National Youth Sports Coaches Associations (NYSCA)
  • ​Member, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)