Former UCLA defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin made his new job Twitter official on Tuesday, changing his Twitter avatar to a photo of Arizona’s block A and adding Arizona’s #BearDown slogan to his biography.
— Demetrice Martin (@coach_meat) January 30, 2018
The move was reported last week by the Arizona Daily Star. Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin, who took the job after being fired from Texas A&M, has yet to officially announce his full coaching staff. (Update 3:25 p.m.) Here’s the final coaching staff. Martin will be coaching cornerbacks for the Wildcats and will coach with former UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone and former UCLA quarterbacks coach Taylor Mazzone.
Martin will be coaching at his fourth Pac-12 school having already previously worked at Washington and USC. He was a noted recruiter for the Bruins while coaching defensive backs for the past six seasons but not retained by Chip Kelly. The Pasadena native was well-liked by players and roped in one of the top defensive backs classes in the country last year with five-star cornerback Darnay Holmes and four-star prospect Elijah Gates.
Martin will return to the Rose Bowl on Oct. 20 with the Wildcats.