Morgantown, West Virginia – Kerry Martin, the talented sophomore defensive back for the West Virginia Mountaineers, was at the center of one of the largest controversies in the football program’s history.
Martin accused then-defensive coordinator Vic Koenning of mistreatment and said he wasn’t comfortable playing for Koenning, which led to the dismissal of the long-time friend and assistant of Head Coach Neal Brown.
Recently, it’s been unclear whether Martin will return next season to the Mountaineers after he sent a cryptic message on social media saying, “I love it here but I can’t stay here.”
Today, however, Martin wrote the following on his social media accounts: “2022 season (is) going to be my best year because they counted me out when I wasn’t finished yet!”
2021 season going to be my best year because they counted me out when I wasn’t finished yet !
— 𝐊𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 “𝐊𝐉” 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐫. (@_thekerrymartin) December 9, 2020
Martin added, “These next six months are going to change my life forever…”
These messages lead to more questions than answers. Will Martin return to the Mountaineers for the 2021 season, or will he transfer to another school and prove all of his detractors from the state of West Virginia wrong?
Martin was a third team freshman All American and the 6th leading tackler for the Mountaineers last season.