Ben Martin served two seasons as offensive assistant for the Miami Dolphins. Martin worked with several phases of the offense, with his primary focus on the offensive line. Working with Offensive Line Coach John Benton and Assistant Offensive Line Coach Jack Bicknell Jr., In 2014, Martin assisted with an offensive line that helped produce 361 first downs, tied for the second-most in franchise history and most since 1985 when the team had the same amount. The line opened up holes for running back Lamar Miller who surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark (1,099) for the first time in his career and helped protect quarterback Ryan Tannehill on his way to throwing for 4,045 passing yards (most since Dan Marino’s 4,453 in 1994). It was the first time in franchise history that the team had a 1,000-yard rusher and 4,000-yard passer in a season. Additionally, in Week 17 vs. the New York Jets, the offensive line sprung Miller for a 97-yard touchdown run, setting a new franchise record and the third-longest run in NFL history.
Despite missing the first four games of the season due to injury and making the switch to guard in 2014, Mike Pouncey was tabbed to his second-straight Pro Bowl, becoming the first offensive player in Dolphins history to make the Pro Bowl at multiple positions after being selected at center the year prior. Tackle Ja’Wuan James became the eighth offensive lineman in Dolphins history to start all 16 games as a rookie, showing his versatility by starting nine games at right tackle and seven at left tackle en route to earning PFWA All-Rookie Team honors. Before his injury, tackle Branden Albert was acknowledged as a member of the CBSSports.com MidSeason All-Pro Team.
Martin joined Miami after spending the 2013 season at Wagner College as the Seahawks offensive line coach. Prior to joining the staff at Wagner, Martin spent the 2012 season as the running backs coach for the Princeton Tigers. While with Princeton, he was a part of a staff that directed one of the biggest turnarounds in school history, as the team posted a 5-5 record in 2012 following a 2011 season which the Tigers went 1-9. The four-win improvement was in part due to a ground attack that saw the Tigers rush for more than 100-yards in nine of their ten games, highlighted by a 262-yard performance vs. Lafayette, as well as efforts of 194 yards vs. Brown and 184 yards vs. Yale.
Martin spent the 2010-11 seasons as offensive quality control coach at Texas A&M, where he worked with current Dolphins quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. While at A&M, he helped guide the Aggies to a Big 12 South Division title in 2010. He joined the Aggies’ staff after spending two seasons (2008-09) at Merrimack College (MA) as the run-game/recruiting coordinator. While at Merrimack, the Warriors’ offense developed into one of the top units in all of Division II football. In 2009, the Warriors led the Northeast-10 Conference in scoring (349 points), total offense (482.6 yards per game), rushing offense (251.6 yards per game), first downs (226) and fewest sacks allowed (11). The 482.6 yards of total offense and 251.6 yards of rushing offense per game ranked the Warriors’ offense among the top-five nationally in Division II. An experienced on-field teacher, Martin began his coaching in 2007 at Curry College (MA) as the school’s offensive line/tight ends coach. Curry, which won a conference title in 2007 and earned its first playoff victory in school history, led the conference in scoring (36.5), rushing (206.4) and total offense (416.9) that season.
Before entering the coaching ranks, Martin was a standout offensive lineman at Trinity College (CT), where he helped the Bantams compile a 31-1 record while winning three conference titles prior to his 2005 graduation. Martin attended St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Mass., where the school won the high school state title in 1997 and he served as a team captain as a senior in 2001.