Next Season To Be Last For Florida State’s Mike Martin

Florida State college baseball coach Mike Martin is planning to retire following next season, his 40th, and will do so as the winningest coach in NCAA.

Martin currently owns the NCAA record with 1,987 career victories to his name.

“There is no finer representative of Florida State University and no better champion of college baseball than Mike Martin,” FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox said in an official statement.

“His passion, dedication and demand for on-field success are as strong as they were the day he got the job, and I’m eager to watch what he and our team can accomplish next year. We will conduct a national search at the conclusion of the 2019 season.”

FSU has reached the NCAA tournament and won 40 games in every year of Martin’s tenure, and he has led them to 16 College World Series appearances.

“I’m glad that they want me to continue coaching next season and I thank all our former and current coaches, staff and most importantly our players for the consistent success of our baseball program,” Martin said in a statement. “You don’t win at our level without student-athletes who dedicate themselves to playing as a team and playing for something more than themselves.”

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