Inducted in 2008
Bill Martel has experienced success at every level of coaching. He guided junior wrestlers to national and world championships and high school wrestlers in Oregon and California to state championships. His 13 years as a member of the United States national coaching staff provided him the opportunity to coach national, world, Pan-American, and Olympic champions. / During his tenure a tthe University of California-Berkely, Martell served for 27 years as supervisor of physical education and 15 years as wrestling coach. He was also a team leader and assistant coach of the 1992 Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team. He actively coaches wrestling at Diablo Valley Community College and the Concord Wrestling Club. Martell has also directed youth and Olympic training camps as well as coaching accredidation programs at the national and local levels. He has served as president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association coaches' association and chairman fo the National Greco-Roman Sports Committee. He is also chairman of USA Wrestling's development committee and a member of its executive committee and board of directors.
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