Erik Martinson was named UND's Assistant Athletics Director for Operations in the fall of 2016 after spending the previous two years as the director of facilities and game operations. Prior to that, Martinson served five years as an operations assistant in the UND Athletics business office.
In his current role, Martinson oversees facility management for the athletics department, game operations for all home competitions, as well as working hand in hand with the athletics business office in relationship and budget management.
As director of facilities and game operations, Martinson was involved in the building, opening and management of the High Performance Center along with overseeing all home event operations.
During his time in the business office, Martinson was directly involved with day-to-day business operations, including maintaining budgets and financials for athletics teams and accompanying administration, sport oversight of creating and monitoring budgets and financial operations, accounts payable and accounts receivable and cash functions, as well as team trip travel and reconciliation with credit cards for travel and supplies.
Martinson, a 2011 graduate of UND, is in his 12th year with the UND Athletics Department, including the last eight as a full-time employee. He began his tenure as undergraduate intern in 2005 and was promoted to accounting technician in 2009.
Martinson graduated from Roseau (Minn.) High School, where he lettered in football, hockey and baseball. His wife, Natalie, is the head women's golf coach at UND. Their family includes a daughter, Blair.
University of North Dakota, Business Administration, 2011