Sadie Martello

Assistant Coach, Cross Country and Track & Field Athletics

Sadie Wassum Martello is in her first year as Assistant Cross Country / Track & Field Coach Emory & Henry College where she specializes in coaching the middle distance and distance events. Prior to assuming her role at Emory & Henry, Coach Martello spent three years as the Head Cross Country and Track & Field coach at Chilhowie High School in Chilhowie, Virginia.

During her tenure at Chilhowie, Martello coached 16 athletes to all-state performances, including three state championships. Her 2023 Chilhowie High School girls’ outdoor track and field team won the VHSL 1D Region team title, placing fifth at the VHSL Class 1 State meet.

Hailing from Worland, Wyoming, Coach Martello established herself as a standout athlete in high school, earning six all-state honors in Cross Country and Track & Field, including three state championships in the 400m and 800m distances. Martello also held the Wyoming all-class girls State Indoor 800m record from 2013-2018.

Coach Martello continued her athletic career as a Student-Athlete at the University of Utah, where she competed at an elite level in both cross country and Track & Field, specializing in the middle distances. During her time at Utah she posted the school’s seventh fastest mile (4:52.92 ) and remains a member of the 3rd fastest outdoor DMR in school history.

Martello graduated from the University of Utah in 2019 with Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology along with a minor in Psychology, reflecting her commitment to a comprehensive understanding of sports science and the psychological aspects of athletic performance.

Coach Martello currently resides in Marion, Virginia, along with her husband, Chance.

Contact Info

P.O. Box 947, Emory, Va. 24327