John Hoover

PODCAST: NFL official and Jenks HS basketball coach Clay Martin stops by Further Review

PODCAST: NFL official and Jenks HS basketball coach Clay Martin stops by Further Review

Clay Martin discusses a call with referee Ed Hochuli during a 2015 game.

Clay Martin stepped away from his duties as head basketball coach at Jenks High School in 2015 to focus on his career as an NFL official. This week, Martin returned to the helm of the Trojans and will still be an NFL umpire.

Martin dropped by Further Review with John Hoover and Lauren Rew on Friday to talk to Hoover and Don King about his career path, the workload on NFL officials and what he thinks the most difficult call in the game is.

To listen to the interview, click the “play” button below.

 

John Hoover

Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he's now co-host of "Further Review" on The Franchise Tulsa (weekdays 12-3, fm107.9/am1270) . In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. Hoover also covered Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oral Roberts and the NFL as a beat writer. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist. As a columnist, Hoover won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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