About Us: Buddy Martin Media

Buddy Martin

Buddy Martin is a veteran, Florida-born-and-raised journalist who has won more than 170 awards during his distinguished journalism career. He authored “Urban’s Way,” the official biography of Florida coach Urban Meyer, Buddy’s fourth book on Gator football. He  wrote the oral history of Gator football, "Down Where The Old Gators Play" and also co-authored autobiographies of two Hall of Fame athletes: Terry Bradshaw, “Looking Deep,” and Dan Issel, “Parting Shots.” 

Currently he is working on the autobiography of Steve Spurrier. Martin is a product of the UF Journalism School and the former sports editor of the Ocala Star-Banner, Florida Today, The St. Petersburg Times, New York Daily News and Denver Post. He won an Emmy as an associate producer for “The NFL Today Show” on CBS. Buddy hosts "Buddy Martin's Sports Page daily on WOCA in Ocala and is a long-time radio talk show host and commentator in Colorado and in Florida. He is also co-creator of “The Sports Journalism Summit” at The Poynter Media Institute in St. Petersburg.

Tom Schmitz

Tom Schmitz has worked in Radio for seven years and has been a part of Buddy Martin Media for four. Tom is a former college football player at Georgia Southern University where he received a degree in Social Science Education. He is currently working as the producer and On Air contributor for the shows Southern Pigskin Tonight and The Voice of Ocala. Tom is also the host of The Saturday Sports Page.