Dave Martin


IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2012)
Z.G. Clevenger Award (2005)
B.A., 1963


A Bloomington native, Dave Martin became the third director of the IU Varsity Club in 1971 and served for 35 years in athletic fund raising, with titles of Varsity Club Director, Associate Athletic Director, and Special Advisor to athletics. During his tenure as Varsity Club Director, Dave was instrumental in establishing the Athletic Endowment Fund, the University Ticket Priority System, the IU Athletics Hall of Fame, the Varsity Club National Board, and countless other key Varsity Club initiatives. Dave joined the IU Foundation in 1969 to work on the 150th birthday fund, and then served the IU Alumni Association as director of alumni clubs and continuing education. Dave won football letters from 1959-61 and was voted outstanding defensive lineman in 1961.