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Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach Ray Martínez is a native Santa Fean and grew up playing competitive tennis since the age of 5.  His Father, legendary Santa Fe High School (SFHS) Tennis Coach Ramón Martínez, was City of Santa Fe Tennis Director during the 1970’s tennis boom and built a successful program of competitive tennis players.  Then Coach Ramón began coaching at SFHS.  Coach Ray played for the Demons from 1978 (8th grade) through 1982.  The Demon Boys Tennis Team never lost a dual match during his 5 years on the team, and Coach Ray was two-time New Mexico State Doubles Runner Up (1979, 1980), New Mexico State Doubles Champion with his brother John Martinez (1981) and New Mexico State Singles Champion (1982).  After high school, Coach Ray attended Stanford University on an academic scholarship and played on the Tournament Tennis Team, a group of outstanding tennis players unrecruited by Stanford who played below the nationally recognized Stanford Varsity Boys Tennis Team.  After graduating with an Economics Degree, Coach Ray returned to New Mexico and worked for State Government in several capacities including tax compliance and as an economist.  He continued to play successful competitive tennis in USTA tournaments and leagues for many years after college.  Coach Ray was Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach for Capital High School for the majority of the 1990’s and was Head Boys Tennis Coach at Los Alamos High School in 1999.  He was a SFHS Assistant Boys and Girls Tennis Coach for a year before serving as the Boys Assistant Tennis Coach the past few years here at St. Michael’s High School (SMHS), where he helped coach the SMHS Boys Tennis Team to 2 consecutive New Mexico State Team Tennis 2nd Place finishes (2021, 2022).