Matt Martin

Matt Martin, outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator for Southeast Missouri State (SEMO),  told Lions Club members he learned the meaning of hard work and determination growing up on a farm near Clay Center.

Martin, a 2001 CCCHS graduate, recalled his time playing football at CCCHS and Emporia State fondly, saying it was time well spent. He said being coached by several “influential coaches”  here impacted his career, including Larry Weimers, who had him do a lot of push-ups and sit-ups in the third grade, John Weimers, who coached his youth baseball team, and Dave Wiemers, whom he played football for in college, and Coach Dale Smith.