Kimberly Martinez enters her second season on the Wolfpack women's volleyball coaching staff, after joining the program in February of 2013.
She works with the team's outside hitters and passers, while also recruiting the West Coast. Under her direction, Dariyan Hopper finished the year with 335 kills, which ranks among the top 10 in the conference.
As a team, Martinez helped the squad limit the number of attacking errors and boost the attacking percentage for the Pack in 2013.
Before joining the Wolfpack, Martinez spent the previous four seasons as the top assistant at Marshall. Prior to her stint in Huntington, she served for three years as the head coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, where she was one of the youngest head coaches in NCAA Division I.
"We're excited about adding Kimberly to our staff," said fourth-year coach Bryan Bunn. "She brings a wealth of experience to this job, in addition to her experience as a Division I head coach. I've known Kimberly since she played in college and she has always had a passion for coaching and love for the game."
While at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Martinez coached the 2006 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year, Christie Feliz, who ended her career as the school's all-time leader in kills-per-game (3.49).
"She's been doing this for a long time now and knows the sport very well," Bunn continued. "She also has a lot of contacts that will help us out."
Prior to Corpus Christi, Martinez served as the top assistant at Texas-El Paso for two seasons, where she served as recruiting coordinator, defensive coordinator and as the outside hitters coach. The Miners posted a 31-24 overall record, including a 21-10 mark in 2005.
In January 2005, Martinez was chosen to lead the Sun Country Region Youth High Performance team under the United States Volleyball Association. As co-head coach, she participated in the High Performance Coaches Clinic at the United States Olympic Training Center.
Martinez served as head coach at Caldwell High School in Caldwell, Texas, where she led the Lady Hornets to the 2003 3A State semifinals. She was named the District 18-3A Coach of the Year and the Brazos Valley Area Coach of the Year.
She spent the 2002 season as an assistant at Rice, helping lead the team to an 18-16 overall record.
A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Martinez played collegiately at Texas A&M-Kingsville. After completing her eligibility, she stayed on as an assistant coach until she received a B.S. degree in kinesiology.