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Matt Martin chosen as next leader of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

May 23, 2022

NEW CASTLE – Matt Martin has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, announces Hall of Fame President Mark Baltz.

“Our search committee evaluated numerous quality candidates and faced difficult decisions in our process,” notes Baltz.  “We are excited to land Matt Martin as our next Executive Director and look forward to the energy and passion he will bring to the position.”

Martin, a Knightstown High School and Purdue University graduate, has spent the past eight years as athletic director at Knightstown High School.  He is a current member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Executive Committee. 

Martin served as President of the IHSAA Executive Committee during the 2019-20 school year, helping the organization navigate the retirement of commissioner Bobby Cox, hire of commissioner Paul Neidig and the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to have been selected as the new Executive Director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame,” Martin states.  “The tradition, history, and passion that is the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is something that I am looking forward to being around on a daily basis.” 

Martin replaces Chris May, who will complete a 13-year tenure as the Hall’s Executive Director on June 15.

“I am excited to be able to work with Kayla, Cheryl, Trip, the countless volunteers, officers, and Hall of Fame board members to continue to build on the great things Chris and his staff have done for basketball around our great state,” says Martin.  “I am very thankful for my eight years at Knightstown, along with my duties on the IHSAA Board of Directors, and look forward to the future of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.”

Martin resides in Knightstown with his wife Rachel and sons Gary and Oliver.

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame operates a 14,000 square foot museum in New Castle with a mission to honor, preserve and promote the heritage of Indiana high school basketball.  For more, visit or follow HOF social media accounts through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.