Danny Martin

North Pole, Alaska, United States

dannymartin@smww.com


A veteran sports journalist, Danny Martin returns to Sports Management Worldwide as an agent advisor after a couple years off from the agency. In his many years as a sports journalist, Danny has seen athletes miss free throws, go wide on slap shots, strike out swinging and get knocked down. He wants to grow as an agent advisor and help you grow as a professional athlete.

The agent advisors of Sports Management Worldwide have access to some of the sharpest minds and best resources in the industry, which can help your growth on the field, court, ice or wherever you work to make your dreams come true.

As an SMWW Agent Advisor, Danny has successfully been mentored by Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and met all the requirements of becoming a SMWW Agent Advisor. This includes agent regulations and player association legalities, contract negotiation, endorsements, sponsorships, ethics, collective bargaining agreements, draft preparation, marketing and recruiting. Danny is well adept at preparing you for your sports career and has the ambition to attain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for a successful professional athlete. He will do whatever possible to represent your interests and help you achieve your goals as not only a sports professional, but also your life after sports as well. 

 
Danny Martin
dannymartin@smww.com


Education
MBA Information Technology Management online classes through Jones International University, Denver, Colorado, 2010-12
Sports Management Worldwide, Athlete Management Certification, 2008
University of Alaska Anchorage, B.A., Journalism and Public Communications, 1989

Career Information
Sports Editor, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 2013-Present
Sports Writer, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, January 2003-August 2013
Sports Editor, Arlington Times (weekly), Arlington, Washington, January 2002-January 2003
Advertising Account Representative, Augusta Magazie, Augusta, Georgia, July 2001-December 2001
Sports Reporter, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska, April 1989-June 2001
Sports Writer, Anchorage Times, May 1984-April 1989

Sports Background
I was not involved in team sports as a youth because of my asthma. I participated in martial arts classes (karate, teakwoodo and kung fu), and I do strength training at least three times a week.
I have served on national media selection committees for the Hobey Baker Award (2010-12) and the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for Men's Ice Hockey (2010-17). I have been a selection committee member of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame since its inception in 2006.
I was a voter for the John Wooden Award in 2017 for men's college basketball.

Professional Background
Newspaper sports journalist since 1984. I am also skilled in photography.


Volunteer Work
Media Volunteer for the 2014 Arcitc Winter Games in Fairbanks.
Reading Tutor for Mountain View Elementary School in 2000 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Mission Statement
My goal is to be diligent, compassionate and resourceful in helping a client achieve his or professional sports dream.