"Meet the Staff" - Assistant Department Head/Director of Facilities Dan Martin

Dan Martin speaking at a podium at a reception in the Z-Center.

Cambridge, Mass. (April 21) -- As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members. This next installment of the series features assistant DAPER department head/director of facilities Dan Martin, who is in his 25th year at MIT.

As part of each feature, we have included a written question and answer session, along with a video interview where recruits, alumni, fans and others can learn more about the program and MIT. If you can't currently visit MIT, we will bring MIT to you!

Q: What is your favorite professional or college sports team?
A: Boston Celtics

Q: Who is your all-time favorite athlete?
A: Larry Bird

Q: If you could play golf in a foursome with any three people (from any era), who would it be?
A: Abe Lincoln, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird

Q: What is your favorite golf course that you have ever played?
A: The Number 2 course at Pinehurst

Q: Who has been your biggest mentor during your career?
A: I have two. Art Tuveson from URI and Eric Stein from Princeton University and Stanford University.

Q: What is the coolest athletic event that you have attended?
A: NCAA Tournament game in Indianapolis when Princeton men's basketball beat UCLA.

Q: What is the best vacation that you and your family have ever taken?
A: New Orleans

Q: Can you talk about a hidden talent that you have?
A: Love to sing and I'm not as good as I used to be.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: Antoine's in New Orleans

Q: What is the last book that you read?
A: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Q: What is the most challenging thing about your position at MIT?
A: Oversight of the day-to-day operation while balancing renovations and still prioritizing family life.

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