Martin Ingelsby Biography – Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Head Coach

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Martin Ingelsby Bio

Martin Ingelsby has been working as a coach for 20 years. Image Source: Social Media.

Martin Ingelsby is a talented professional head coach currently working for the University of Delaware. Martin donned the role of point guard during his playing days which lasted only four years. And his stint with Delaware is his first head coach job as he worked as an assistant in his two prior teams.

With the growing popularity of the NCAA Division I, people are eager to learn more about the young head coach. He won a crucial title in 2022 for the first time in his career, so fans are excited to know about his day-to-day life. So, let’s discuss more about Martin Ingelsby’s net worth, family, and career in this article.

His Father Was An NBA Player

Ingelsby was born on November 24, 1978, to former NBA player Thomas ‘Tom’ J Ingelsby and Rose Ingelsby. Raised in Media, Pennsylvania, Martin always looked up to his dad, who started with Villanova High School in 1970 and later played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). That helped Martin get solid choices of high school and colleges where he would coach in the future. Furthermore, Martin Ingelsby’s father played a season of NBA in 1973-74 with Atlanta Hawks and later with other teams.

The basketball coach grew up in Pennsylvania with Brad Ingelsby, Tom Ingelsby Jr, and Chrissi Ingelsby. Martin’s sister is married to Baker Dunleavy, who serves as a head coach for another NCAA team Quinnipiac Bobcats. Likewise, his younger brother Brad is a famous screenwriter and film producer.

Martin Ingelsby's family
Martin Ingelsby comes from a successful family as his father was a former NBA player and his brother a screenwriter. Image Source: Social Media.

The head coach received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2001. Prior to that, he had attended the University of Notre Dame for three years. Martin went to Archbishop Carroll High School. There, he was coached by his dad.

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Martin Ingelsby Net Worth And Career

After his playing career, Martin instantly switched to coaching like his father. With a career that has stretched for 20 years, we can assume that the American coach has made quite a name for himself. He served as an assistant before making his big break as a head coach. Hence, that must have increased Martin Ingelsby’s net worth immensely.

Ingelsby joined the Wagner Seahawks as an assistant coach and worked for a year in 2002, helping the team reach the NCAA tournament in 2003. Then, he was appointed as the Notre Dame’s Coordinator of Basketball Operations from 2003 to 2009. During that time, Martin guided the team to two NCAA tournaments and 3 NIT Tournaments. Then, Notre Dame appointed Martin as an assistant coach in 2009. Impressed by his records, Delaware hired him as the head coach of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens in 2016.

Here are some of Martin Ingelsby’s Delaware stats:

Season Overall Record Conference Record Standings Highlights
2016-17 13-20 5-13 9th CAA Tournament (Quarterfinals)
2017-18 14-19 6-12 7th CAA Tournament (Quarterfinals)
2018-19 17-16 8-10 5th CAA Tournament (Semifinals)
2019-20 22-11 11-7 (T-4th) CAA Tournament (Semifinals)
2020-21 7-8 5-4 5th CAA Tournament (Quarterfinals)

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Martin signed a two-year contract extension in 2019, which will run through the 2023-24 season. The specifics of his earnings have not been revealed. According to Delaware Online, former Delaware boss Monte Ross earned $375,000 per year in 2016, which might be the range Martin might be earning now. However, he might receive a higher salary after the contract renewal. Thus, Martin Ingelsby’s net worth must be a considerable amount.

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Happily Married

Not just in his coaching career, Martin is pretty successful in his marital life. The details about his marriage have not been made public, but he is married to Colleen Fitzgerald Ingelsby. Martin Ingelsby’s wife is a senior counselor in the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes at Notre Dame and is very supportive of him.

Since both Martin and Colleen have made their accounts private, along with brother Brad, so it’s pretty challenging to find further information about the couple. However, Martin often uploads pictures of his children on his Twitter account. It seems like the couple must be living a happy marital life with each other. Let’s hope the couple can keep that going.

Father Of Four

The American head coach and his wife have welcomed four babies into their conjugal life. Martin Ingelsby’s partner first gave birth to twins, Will Ingelsby and Kate Ingelsby in December 2009.

Likewise, the couple had a son in November 2014, who they named Jack Ingelsby. Aside from them, Martin and his beau welcomed another baby boy Benjamin Ingelsby in 2018. Moreover, Martin Ingelsby’s children must be growing up having a good time.

Martin and his family seem to be living a content and comfortable life with each other. With all the success that has followed the family, let’s hope they can continue doing that.

Trivia And Facts

    • Martin scored 1,425 points in his playing career.
    • He has 3.7K followers on Instagram.