Jose "Chuck" Martin is a New York City native college basketball coach, currently an assistant at the University of South Carolina. Martin was head coach at Marist College, a position he held for five seasons. He replaced Matt Brady, who became the head coach at James Madison University. Martin came to Marist after having spent the 2006-08 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis. The Tigers reached the national championship game in the 2007-08 season, and set a single-season Division I record for most victories with 38. The previous year, Memphis went 33-4 and reached the Elite Eight. The Tigers also became the first team in the history of Conference USA to compile a perfect regular season while winning the conference tournament.
In his first season at Marist, Martin guided the Red Foxes to 10 victories. Marist set a program record for fewest points allowed to a Division I opponent in a 57-35 win over Hartford, and also set a MAAC Tournament record for fewest points allowed in a 43-40 opening-round triumph over Iona.
After going 48-118 in five seasons, Martin was fired from Marist.
After an assistant coaching stint at Indiana, Martin joined Frank Martin's staff at South Carolina.
Martin is a 1993 graduate of Monmouth University with a bachelor's degree in Communications. He and his wife, Lee, have three children.