According to one KSU player, "Frank is the type coach who likes to be up close and personal with his players. He has an open-door policy and he relates to us really well. But on the floor, his love of the game makes him really intense."
This article contends that the Wildcats "share a reputation with Doc Sadler’s bunch at Nebraska as the hardest-working teams in show business. And Martin is doing it with a relatively young bunch also minus last year’s senior point guard."
"I don’t need people to call me by a certain name to make myself feel empowered," says Coach Martin, whose team has won six straight. "I’m the head basketball coach and I make the decisions. The players do what I ask them to do, they play. If they don’t, they don’t. I love the people in my life who have been hard on me rather than the people who let me get away with what I wanted to do. That’s who I am. I don’t worry about that nonsense because I feel comfortable with our locker room."