Marty is s 1961 graduate of Grove City High School and a graduate of Clarion University in 1965. In his scholastic career for GCHS, he played football from 1959-61 and wrestled from 1958-61. He was a four-year letterman in wrestling and captain of the squad. He was a 3-year letterman in football and won All-County honors. He played in the Mercer County All-Star Football Game. He went on to wrestle one year at Clarion University. Marty returned to Grove City High as a teacher and coached wrestling for 36 years, posting 294 victories. He coached 5 state champions - including Tom Tomeo, a two-time state champ winning state titles in both Class AA (1992) and AAA (1993) divisions - and numerous state qualifiers. His other PIAA champions were Mike Bell (1980), Caleb Kolb (2009) and Wes Phipps (2012). Several of his proteges went on compete in college and some went on to become successful coaches, including Phipps who succeeded Ruley as Grove City head coach. Ruley was twice voted District 10 Coach of the Year in wrestling.