Mike Martin (baseball coach)

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Mike Martin
Mike Martin (baseball coach) 2014.jpg
Martin in 2014.
Sport(s) College baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Florida State University
Conference ACC
Record 404-165 (.710)
Biographical details
Born (1944-02-12) February 12, 1944 (age 70)
Playing career
1965-1966 Florida State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980-Present Florida State
Head coaching record
Overall 1770-611-4 (.743)
Tournaments 135 - 77 (.637)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
5 ACC (1995) (1997) (2002) (2004) (2010)
11 Metro (1980) (1981) (1983-1991)
Awards
7 ACC Coach of the Year (1996) (1998) (1999) (2001) (2007) (2009) (2012)
6 Metro Conference Coach of the Year
College Baseball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2007

Mike Martin, Sr. (born February 12, 1944) is the head baseball coach of the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. Martin is the third all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I college baseball history, and second in all-time winning percentage. Heading into the post-season of the 2012 season, Martin had compiled a record of 1,721 wins, 592 losses and four ties over 33 seasons of collegiate coaching.

Martin, himself a graduate of Florida State in 1966, began his collegiate playing career at Wingate Junior College where he was a Junior College All-American. He then transferred to Florida State, where he played from 1965 to 1966. During his years as the center fielder at Florida State, Martin hit .354, and earned all-District honors in his senior season and played in the 1965 College World Series. After his college career was over, Martin played professional baseball in the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers minor league organizations for three seasons before beginning his career in coaching.

Martin began his career in coaching at the junior high school level. His first stint as a college coach, surprisingly, came in a different sport, basketball, when Martin became the head basketball coach at Tallahassee Community College.

It was in 1975, when Woody Woodward took over the head coaching job at Florida State, that Martin would be reunited with his alma mater. Martin served as an assistant coach under Woodward for four seasons, and then for another season under Dick Howser. Howser would get his chance to manage the New York Yankees and Martin stepped into the head coaching role at Florida State in 1980.

Though Martin's teams have yet to win a national title, his tenure at Florida State is marked with many honors and feats. Only one team in college baseball, the University of Miami, has been to more consecutive NCAA Tournaments than Florida State, who have, as of the 2012 season, made 33 straight postseason appearances. Martin's Seminoles have won five Atlantic Coast Conference championships and have appeared in 15 College World Series.

Martin's players, which include many college and professional standouts such as Deion Sanders, J. D. Drew, Doug Mientkiewicz, Stephen Drew, Paul Wilson, Lincoln R. "Link" Jarrett, and Buster Posey, have excelled as well. More than 70 of Martin's players have been named All-Americans, five have been named national player of the year, four have won the Golden Spikes Award, considered to be the most prestigious individual award in amateur baseball, and one has won the Dick Howser Trophy, considered to be the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy for baseball. Martin has won the ACC Coach of the Year award seven times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2012).

Dedicated in 2005, Florida State's baseball team plays on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium.

Head coaching record[edit]

Mike Martin in 1986
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida State (Metro Conference) (1980–1991)
1980 Florida State 51-12 5-2 College World Series
1981 Florida State 56-23 9-4 NCAA Regional
1982 Florida State 56-17-1 9-6 NCAA Regional
1983 Florida State 55-18-1 10-4 NCAA Regional
1984 Florida State 55-29 15-3 NCAA Regional
1985 Florida State 59-23 17-6 NCAA Regional
1986 Florida State 61-13 13-3 College World Series
1987 Florida State 55-18 14-3 College World Series
1988 Florida State 50-18-1 11-6 NCAA Regional
1989 Florida State 54-18 14-4 College World Series
1990 Florida State 57-15 17-4 NCAA Regional
1991 Florida State 57-14 17-4 College World Series
Florida State (Metro): 666-218-3 151-49
Florida State (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1992–Present)
1992 Florida State 49-21 16-7 2nd College World Series
1993 Florida State 46-19 14-9 3rd NCAA Regional
1994 Florida State 53-22 14-9 4th College World Series
1995 Florida State 53-16 16-7 2nd College World Series
1996 Florida State 52-17 19-5 1st College World Series
1997 Florida State 50-17 18-6 2nd NCAA Regional
1998 Florida State 53-20 18-4 1st College World Series
1999 Florida State 57-14 22-2 1st College World Series
2000 Florida State 53-19 15-9 3rd College World Series
2001 Florida State 47-19 20-4 1st NCAA Super Regional
2002 Florida State 60-14 18-6 1st NCAA Super Regional
2003 Florida State 54-13-1 19-5 1st NCAA Super Regional
2004 Florida State 45-23 16-8 3rd NCAA Super Regional
2005 Florida State 53-20 19-11 4th NCAA Super Regional
2006 Florida State 44-21 16-13 6th (T-2nd Atlantic) NCAA Regional
2007 Florida State 45-13 21-6 1st (1st Atlantic) NCAA Regional
2008 Florida State 54-14 24-6 2nd (1st Atlantic) College World Series
2009 Florida State 45-18 19-9 1st (1st Atlantic) NCAA Super Regional
2010 Florida State 48-20 18-12 5th (T-1st Atlantic) College World Series
2011 Florida State 46-19 19-11 5th (1st Atlantic) NCAA Super Regional
2012 Florida State 50-17 24-6 1st (1st Atlantic) College World Series
2013 Florida State 47-17 20-10 3rd (1st Atlantic) NCAA Super Regional
2014 Florida State 43-17 21-9 3rd (1st Atlantic) NCAA Regional
Florida State (ACC): 1147-410-1 404-165
Total: 1813-628-4

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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