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Enshrined : 2012
New Haven Football Officials
A member of the Vincent Reilly-New Haven Football Officials Association for 39 years, Dan Martin has been an exemplary on-field official and mentor to those who've
decided to take up the stripes. Working the first part of his career as a wing official, Martin quickly showed himself to be one of the best, working many top-flight
games during his career. He moved to Referee about 10 years ago, and is considered the type of official that coaches, players and fellow officials like to have around.
During his tenure, Martin has served for 15 years on the NHFOA executive board and was the president in 2000. He has been a valuable member of the New Candidates Committee,
aiding in the training and mentoring of new officials for more than a decade, worked on the group's summer clinic program, and was a six-year member of the Better
Officiating Committee. Dan has worked a total of six CIAC playoff and championship games. He became a member of the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Football
Officials in 1981, first with the Metro (NY) Chapter, and was a founding member of the Connecticut Chapter until his retirement from the collegiate ranks in 2006.
He worked many top college games at such places at Yale, Harvard, Penn, Delaware and UMass all on the wing. He was assigned to five NCAA tournament games, and one
ECAC Bowl. Martin has been cited for many things on and off the field. He is a past recipient of the New Haven Chapter National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame
Officials Recognition Award; and received the NFF's Merit Award for work with the New Haven Chapter; inducted into the New Haven Gridiron Club's Hall of Fame; member
of the University of Vermont Hall of Fame. Dan and his wife Carrol have one daughter, Marisa.