Former Anderson School District One Football Coach and Administrator Dale Martin will be recognized during halftime ceremonies of the Palmetto Mustang vs. Pendleton 3A playoff game this Friday, Nov. 18. The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees recently announced that the Palmetto High Football Field will be named in honor of Martin.
Martin worked in public education for 34 years and in School District One as a teacher, coach, assistant prinicpal and principal He also served on the Anderson One School Board from the late 1980s until 2006 and He currently represents the District on the Anderson County Board of Education.
Martin coached at Palmetto High School in the late 60s and 70s and was the head football coach at Palmetto when the Mustangs won the State 3A Championship in 1970. He also put a lot of time, energy and effort into the football field at Palmetto.
Martin was inducted into the Palmetto High School Hall of Fame in 1997.
Martin also impacted the entire community through his service with the Town of Williamston, serving for 52 years as a part-time recreation director retiring in 2014.
The Town of Williamston named the baseball field complex for Martin.
“Anderson School District One would like to invite everyone to the recognition of Mr. Martin and the Martin Football field at the Palmetto High School playoff game on November 18,” Superintendent David Havird said.