Now entering his third year with Mesa Community College, Brent Martindale is looking forward to a season with two full years of recruiting under his belt. Martindale has coached volleyball for 20 years and comes most recently from the College of Eastern Utah, where he had been since 1995.
Coach Martindale fits the mold at Mesa Community College through his emphasis on winning and recruiting quality players. During his tenure at Eastern Utah, the Golden Eagles had 13 Academic All-Americans and 13 All-Region Players.
Martindale played collegiately on the Ricks College Club Team in 1984 and 1988, then the University of Utah Men's Club Team in 1988-89. That team finished 2nd at Utah Regionals. In 1982, Martindale won the NORCAL Championships in the Sacramento Region while playing with the Northern California Boys Association, earning All-Tournament.
Martindale's coaching career began in 1987 as a volunteer assistant on the women's team at Ricks College. Then, in 1989, he became manager/ assistant with the University of Utah women's team, and remained with the Lady Utes until 1992. For the next two years, Martindale was an assistant with the Utah Predators, a professional women's team competing in the NVA (National Volleyball Association). The Predators consisted of members of the USA Volleyball team in addition to college players.
Coach Martindale has a BS in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah in 1991. He has been married to his wife, Laurel, for 21 years and together they have five children: Dayton (19), Landen (16), Sydnie (13), Kamron (11), and Ellie (8).