The AHSAA was saddened to learn of the death of long-time AHSAA volleyball official Pat Martin. She passed away March 22 after a long battle with cancer. Our prayers go out to Pat Martin’s family and her extended volleyball officiating family. Mrs. Martin was a founding member of the Alabama Athletic Association’s volleyball officiating program and one of the original volleyball officials when the AHSAA introduced volleyball as a championship sports. She served with distinction for 43 years, including officiating during the recently completed 2015 season. One of the most decorated volleyball officials in AHSAA history, Mrs. Martin received the AHSAA Distinguished Service Award in 2008. She received the National Federation Officials Association (NFOA) Distinguished Official Award for the South Section in 2002 and served as an officer in the Etowah Volleyball Officials Association and was a charter member. She also officiated at the collegiate level helping to form the Alabama Board of Officials. She was inducted into the Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 23at 11 a.m., at Crestwood Funeral Home in Gadsden. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery. She is survived by her husband David Martinn, children Angie Reavis (Jonathan) Sanders, Chad Reavis, Jeff (Catherine) Martin, Justin Martin; grandchildren Harrison and Emma Catherine Martin; and brother David Bynum and nieces.