|Title:||Assistant Coach/Goaltenders Coach|
Tony Martino, a coach at numerous levels since 1999, joined the Lake Forest staff prior to the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach. He works directly with the team’s goaltenders.
Martino has helped the Foresters post a 68-53-13 overall record and a 51-36-7 mark in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association play over the last five seasons. The team’s 12 conference victories in two of the four years are the highest total in team history and the squad’s 15-game unbeaten streak in 2014-15 is also a program record. Under Martino’s direction, Forester goaltenders combined for a .926 save percentage and 2.28 goals against average in 2018-19. A pair of his goaltenders have been named All-NCHA and four of the top seven single season save percentages have been recorded during his time on staff. In addition, Forester Leo Podolsky was named 2014-15 NCHA Player of the Year and First Team Division III West All-American after ranking second in the nation with a .940 save percentage.
Martino has hald several different positions in the sport of hockey and is currently an amateur scout for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and Hockey Director at the Winter Club of Lake Forest.
Martino’s head coaching experience began with three years with the New Mexico Scorpions of the CHL and a season with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the ACHL. He also directed two teams for a total of three years in Italy, where he claimed a Coppa de Presidente championship, and was the head coach and director of hockey operations of the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL.
In addition, Martino has been an assistant coach, goaltenders coach, video coach, or scout for several other organizations, including the Chicago Blackhawks. His most recent position was the goaltenders coach for the Lake Forest High School varsity team from 2010-13. He was also an assistant coach with the Chicago Express of the ECHL in 2011-12.