On Thursday, January 5th, Belmont Hill held an official recognition of the Kenneth M. Martin III ’65 Hockey Rink ahead of Belmont Hill Varsity Hockey’s game against Milton. This honor celebrates Mr. Martin’s legacy as a Belmont Hill teacher and coach. His wife, Linda, dropped the ceremonial first puck to mark the event.
Mr. Martin has an imposing history both within and outside of Belmont Hill. Mr. Martin rejoined Belmont Hill in 1972, seven years after his high school graduation, and has served in numerous roles ever since. He coached Belmont Hill Varsity Hockey for 39 seasons to an astounding record of 707-270-43, making him the winningest high school coach in Massachusetts state history. Since his retirement from the varsity squad in 2010, Mr. Martin has coached some of Belmont Hill’s middle school teams. Outside of Belmont Hill, Mr. Martin was a senior captain of Bowdoin College’s hockey team, and he has been inducted into all of the Bowdoin Athletic Hall of Fame, New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame, Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame, and Massachusetts Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame.
Mr. Martin has made an impact on countless members of the Belmont Hill community throughout the years, and that was shown through the number of people who came to be at the Kenneth M. Martin III ‘65 Hockey Rink to celebrate his contributions to Belmont Hill. The Jordan Athletic Center was packed with alumni, students, teachers, and others, all there to express their gratitude for Mr. Martin. It was truly a special event for an amazing teacher, mentor, coach, and person.