Mike Martin enters his second season with the Lions in 2022 as the team's director of scouting advancement. In his role, he works with the college and pro personnel staffs to enhance the scouting and roster-building processes.
Prior to coming to Detroit, he most recently served as the southwest area scout for the Carolina Panthers from 2018-20.
Martin previously spent 11 seasons with the Houston Texans, serving as the team's assistant director of college scouting in 2017, a national scout from 2015-16 and as a college scout from 2007-14. Before joining Houston, he spent four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joining the team as a pro personnel assistant in 2003, becoming a pro scout in 2004 and spending the 2005-06 seasons as the southeast region and national combine scout. His first NFL position came as an intern with the Tennessee Titans in 2002.
A finalist for the 2003 Male SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Martin played four seasons at Vanderbilt (1999-02) as a defensive back as well as special teams. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in human and organizational developmental studies in 2002. In 2003, he earned a master's degree in organizational leadership from Vanderbilt.
He and his wife, Cari, have two children, a son, Maddon, and a daughter, Malone.