Patrick Martin is in his 15th year as a member of the athletic staff at Florida State and in his third as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Ticket Operations. He supervises all ticket operations for department including home and away contests.
Martin has been at Florida State since 1995 and has the Athletics Ticket Manager has made numerous customer service improvements including moving the Seminole Ticket Office to the Internet. While at FSU Martin has coordinated the ticket office operations for 13 bowl games, 13 ACC men’s basketball tournaments, one trip to the NCAA Tournament by the men’s basketball team and three trips to the NCAA Tournament by the women’s basketball team. During his tenure he has been primarily responsible for the ticket operations at four National Championship football games – the 1997 Sugar Bowl, 1999 Fiesta Bowl, the 2000 Sugar Bowl and the 2001 Orange Bowl. In addition, he has overseen the ticket operations in Florida State’s expanded Doak Campbell Stadium and the top 25 crowds in stadium history.
Martin came to Florida State after working at the University of Virginia for 10 years and at the University of Louisville for three years. As the Assistant Ticket Manager at Virginia, he assisted in all facets of the Cavalier’s ticket operations. Martin also developed and implemented a new priority seating program in University Hall for the men’s basketball program. Martin began his athletic career as an intern in the University of Louisville Ticket Office and worked his way up to Assistant Ticket Manager before leaving in 1985.
Martin graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.S. in journalism in 1981 and from Ohio University with a Master’s of Sports Administration in 1982. He is a member of the College Athletic Business Management Association.
Martin and his wife, Stephanie, were married in 2005 and have a daughter Sarah (17).