Marty McDermott was named Athletic Director at Muskegon Community College on October 1, 2007. Upon his arrival MCC fielded teams in 8 sports; under his direction they have added 5 additional teams for a total of 13 teams making MCC Athletics the largest athletic program in the MCCAA. He has also been instrumental in developing several student success initiatives in the Athletic Department.
Prior to coming to MCC, McDermott served as the Head Basketball Coach/Associate Athletic Director at the University of Dubuque in Iowa. While at Dubuque, McDermott resurrected a program that was coming off a two win season and produced the first winning season in thirteen years as well as the first conference tournament appearance in school history. From 1997-2003 McDermott served as the Head Basketball Coach at Lake Superior State University. In his tenure McDermott built one of the most competitive teams in Laker history. His 2000-01 team went 18-9, spent eight weeks in the Great Lakes Regional rankings, participated in the GLIAC tournament for the second time in school history, and finished the season ranked #10 in the Great Lakes Regional. In 2001-02 his team went 17-11, defeated three top 25 opponents, participated in back to back GLIAC tournaments for the first time in school history and produced the first back to back winning seasons in sixteen years.
McDermott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management and Administration from Wayne State College. He is married to the former Rachel Hanna of Pickford, Michigan. They have a daughter, Mia, and a son, Evan and reside in Spring Lake.