Jean Martinez was born and raised in New Orleans (Metairie, really). She earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University and teaches Health and P.E. in our junior and senior high school.
This year will mark her 18th year as our head varsity volleyball coach and her 24th as junior high volleyball coach.
During her time at Runnels, Coach Martinez has sponsored the swim team as well as the girls golf team. She has also coached basketball and softball. She has also made guest appearances in a recurring role in many of our plays and musicals in the Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre. Coach Jean’s son graduated from Runnels in 2017 and her daughter currently attends.
District 3-2A Coach of the Year / 2012
"Show Class, have Pride, and display Character. If you do, WINNING takes care of itself."
- Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant