A legend if there ever was one, Mike Martin is not only the winningest coach in college baseball history with 2,029 victories but also the winningest coach in NCAA history in any sport.
Martin starred for the Seminoles as a player in 1965-66 and was an assistant coach from 1975-79 before taking over as head coach for the next 40 seasons. Already inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame, Martin took the Seminoles to the College World Series a record 17 times. FSU reached 40 or more wins and made the NCAA Tournament every year under Martin, and he led the Noles into the NCAA Tournament each season.
Martin never wavered in his love and dedication to the University, serving as an ambassador for FSU through his final game. He bookended his career with College World Series appearances and reached Omaha 19 times as a player, assistant and head coach. In his final season, Martin was named the Baseball America Coach of the Year for the second time in his career and first since 2012.
He coached 18 first-round draft picks, four Golden Spikes winners, two Dick Howser Trophy winners, 94 All-Americans, and 141 All-ACC selections. Fifty-one former players reached the Major Leagues.