- Written by The Blue-Eyed Panda
Marty Simpson's Playing Days
See Video of Marty Simpson while playing for Spring Valley High School and for the University of South Carolina.
While at Spring Valley, Marty set 3 State Records that stood for over 11 years. See video of his record 61 yard field goal at the above link.
In 1992, Marty was the leading scorer for the Gamecocks while maintaining a punting average of close to 40 yards. During that season Marty downed punts inside the 20 yard line on 20 different occasions. His 50 yard field goal versus East Carolina in a driving rain storm is still the longest field goal made off the ground by a Gamecock.
While Ben Lippen School in Columbia, South Carolina had Marty as its head coach, the team did quite well. Teams under Marty made it to the play-offs on four different occasions. Prior to Marty becoming the head coach at Ben Lippen, the team had never scored any points versus Hammond, nor had the team had a winning record. Marty's teams won at least 7 games in three consecutive seasons, including wins versus Hammond, Heathwood, Wilson Hall, Orangeburg Prep, and Cardinal Newman.
From 1997, until 2001, Marty's teams played 20 teams in SCISA that were not based in Columbia and weren't Porter-Guad. Versus these 20 opponents, Marty had a 19-1 record, only losing to Wilson Hall in 2000 when the Barons went 12-1. To our knowledge, the 1999 Wilson Hall game is still the last home game that Wilson Hall has lost. His teams defeated Hammond 3 times, Heathwood 4 times (once three weeks before Heathwood won the state championship), Cardinal Newman 3 times, and Wilson Hall 3 times.
Until 2002, Porter Guad was the only school to defeat Ben Lippen in the month of November. However, they did it three years in a row. Simpson's teams never were able to defeat Porter-Guad. They were unsuccessful 7 times over a span of 4 seasons. Porter-Guad defeated BL in the State Championship game in 1998, 24-14, and then the next season twice. The scores of the two 1999 games were 29-28, and 24-20. It is safe to say, that Simpson regards Porter-Guad as his "white-whale." Occassionally, Simpson can be seen wandering in the streets mumbling things like, "find Dodds," or "where is Dodds?"
Marty is a multi-media specialist with expertise in software titles including: Macromedia Flash, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe's Full Creative Suite, including Illustrator, InDesign, and of course, Photoshop. Marty produced his first athletic highlight film in 1988 while still in high school and has been producing videos ever since.
Marty is the President and Creative Director for the company. The demise of the operation will ultimately be his fault. We wish him the best!
See Video of Marty's Playing Days
To see internet videos of Marty Simpson while playing for Spring Valley or for the "Gamecocks" click here (for the older gallery). Now there are pictures and videos in the top right corner link marked "Photo Gallery."
See Video of Marty's Stand Up Comedy
Marty started doing comedy as a hobby a few years ago. He will be featured on a show in early 2010 called "A Time To Laugh" on BET hosted by Grammy Award Winner, Vickie Winans. You can read all about that and see video clips of Marty performing at his personal website here.
We have heard it said, from a normally reliable source, that Marty "personifies our slogan, A Rare Breed of Creativity."
(Marty rarely if ever checks his LinkedIn page. So if you would like to connect with Marty email this site and ask for him to respond, visit his personal website, or find him on Facebook. Thanks.)