Associate Head Coach
Emanuel Martins is in his seventh season with the University of Oregon women’s soccer team. He was promoted to associate head coach following the 2016 season.
“Manny” Martins serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator in addition to handling coaching duties.
Martins played an important role in helping Team USA win the 2019 FIFA World Cup. He was a scout and opposition analyst for the Americans and provided the U.S. Soccer coaching staff that included current Oregon head coach Graeme Abel with tactical and statistical analysis of the team's upcoming opponents. He spent nearly three weeks traveling around France scouting the opposition for Team USA.
He was also a scout and opposition analyst for the U20 United States Women’s National Team (2016-18), and traveled to France in the Summer of 2018 for the U20 World Cup.
Martins served as the assistant coach, scout and opposition analyst for the United States Women’s National Under-17 Team (2013-16) and traveled to Jordan in the fall of 2016 for the U17 World Cup. Additionally, Martins has experience in the high school, college, club and semi-professional levels of soccer.
He helped the Ducks achieve their best record (9-9-1) in the decade in the fall of 2018, when the program reached an all-time high of No. 14 in the RPI rankings. The Ducks also defeated in-state rival Portland for the first time in the modern era.
Several Oregon players trained by Martins left their marks in the professional ranks. Jazmin Jackmon became the first Duck to be selected in the NWSL draft, going in the third round to the Houston Dash. Marissa Everett became the first UO alum to score in a NWSL game when she found the net while playing for the Portland Thorns. And Marlo Sweatman became the first Duck to appear in the FIFA World Cup after she helped Jamaica qualify for the world tournament for the first time in that country's history.
During the 2017 season, the Ducks' knocked off a pair of Big 12 schools - Oklahoma and Kansas State - as part of an 8-11 record overall. Forward Marissa Everett was named all-Pac-12 third team, while forward Kyra Fawcett was named Pac-12 player of the week after scoring game-winning goals against Oklahoma and Cal Poly.
Off the field, defender Caitlyn Wong was a Rhodes Scholar finalist, and the team raised more than $40,000 at it's annual St. Baldrick's Baldfest. The Ducks were also successful in the classroom with 14 Ducks earning Pac-12 all-academic honors.
During the 2016 season, the program finished 8-10-2 overall with a 6-5 record at home. The season was the program's best in four years, matching the 8-10-2 finish. The Ducks closed the regular season with 26 goals, the most since the 2010 season (29).
The Ducks also earned three Pac-12 weekly honors in the 2016 season. Caitlyn Wong was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week twice and Maryn Beutler earned the conference's Offensive Player of the Week after back-to-back game-winning goals in Oregon's weekend sweep over Arizona (1-0) and Arizona State (4-0).
At the conclusion of the season, Everett earned Pac-12 honorable mention honors.
During his first two seasons on Oregon’s staff, the Ducks defeated Washington in back-to-back years for just the second time in program history and collected a road victory against rival Oregon State, the first win in Corvallis since 2003. UO also had a freshman named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team in back-to-back years for just the fourth time in school history.
In Martins’ first season in 2014, Oregon finished the year with their third-lowest goals against average in school history (1.04), defeated Washington for the first time since 2006, had 12 players score a goal over the course of the season and the team wrapped up the year at No. 74 in the final NCAA RPI, giving the program their highest RPI finish since 2009.
Martins brought Pac-12 experience with him to Eugene, having served as an assistant coach at UCLA from 2011-13.With Martins on staff for two seasons, the Bruins posted a 34-4-6 overall record with a 16-3-3 mark in Pac-12 competition. Martins helped lead UCLA to the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
With the Bruins, Martins coached a pair of number one draft picks in women’s professional soccer; Sydney Leroux (2012/Atlanta Beat/WPS) and Zakiya Bywaters (2013/Chicago Red Stars/NWSL). Martins also coached four NSCAA All-Americans during his stay in Los Angeles.
Martins then accepted a position with the U.S. U17 Women's National Team, where he has served as an assistant coach, scout and analyst. He was responsible for identifying, evaluating and training the best prospects in the United States youth ranks. While Martins was with the squad, U.S. scored 45 goals while conceding two in 10 matches. During that time, Martins was also the Los Angeles area liaison for the United States Soccer Federation.
Prior to his stints with U.S. soccer and UCLA, Martins filled multiple roles at the Los Angeles Premier FC. He was named Director of Coaching and Player Development for the club, and head coach of their WPSL team in 2010. Martins earned WPSL Coach of the Year honors in 2010. Prior to his work with Premier FC, Martins had additional success in the club ranks as the Director of Coaching and Player Development for Los Angeles Rampage FC from 2006-2010.
Martins began his coaching career as an assistant with is alma mater, Sylmar High School, in 1996. He assumed head coaching duties two years later and led the program to a 101-54-22 record in seven seasons. While at Sylmar, Martins served as an assistant coach at Los Angeles Mission College and helped the team to a conference championship, a No. 2 ranking in the state and a No. 3 ranking in the nation. He moved on to Division II Cal Poly Pomona, serving as an assistant coach for three seasons.
After serving for three seasons with Pomona, Martins was named head coach of Los Angeles Mission College. Martins also served as the boys head coach at Granada Hills Charter High School from 2007-10 while at LA Mission.
Martins was born in Portugal and moved to San Fernando, Calif., in 1993. He played soccer at Sylmar High School and LA Mission College. Martins earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona in 2006 and holds a USSF A License. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and Creolo.
Martins and his wife, Lorena, have three children; Isaiah, Emma and London.