Mike Martin, Jr.

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Mike Martin, Jr. - Baseball - Florida State Seminoles
Head Coach

Mike Martin, Jr. enters his second season as the Florida State baseball head coach in 2021, following a 12-5 record in his first season. Shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seminoles ended Martin’s inaugural campaign with three straight wins, including a road shutout at No. 1 Florida.

In Martin’s first year as head coach, the Seminoles had one of the nation’s top recruiting classes, finishing third by Baseball America and sixth by Collegiate Baseball and D1Baseball.

In 2020, Florida State finished second in the country with 43 hit by pitches and third nationally with 116 walks. Martin’s pitching staff proved to be one of the nation’s elite as well, ranking fifth in strikeouts per nine innings (12.1) and in the Top 20 in earned run average (2.50) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.27).

Behind its hit by pitch and walk totals, the Noles ranked 17th in on-base percentage (.415) and runs scored (135, 7.94 per game).

Martin helped oversee the growth of a handful of players, including sophomore outfielder Elijah Cabell, who finished in the Top 10 in the country in home runs (eighth) and RBI (fourth) while leading the NCAA with 15 hit by pitches.

Senior pitcher Chase Haney led the country with 12 appearances and led FSU with three wins. Antonio Velez was in the Top 25 in WHIP (10th), hits allowed per nine innings (17th) and ERA (22nd). Velez and freshman pitcher Parker Messick combined to allow just three hits in FSU’s 2-0 win at No. 1 Florida on March 10.

Martin was elevated to head coach on June 21, 2019, after 22 years as a Seminole assistant coach at his alma mater. Focusing on hitting and recruiting, the former All-American catcher for the Seminoles compiled eight straight Top 10 recruiting classes from 2011-2018, while his offenses had a combined .300 batting average in his tenure.

As an assistant coach, Martin and Florida State made the postseason and won at least 40 games every year, with eight College World Series appearances, 17 NCAA super regionals and six Atlantic Coast Conference titles. He coached 17 Major Leaguers, 16 freshman All-Americans, 21 first-team All-Americans and 41 student-athletes who have earned first, second or third team All-America accolades. In all, 77 Seminoles earned All-ACC honors and 65 hitters have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft during that stretch.

Martin coached four Seminole hitters that captured National Player of the Year honors – Shane Robinson, Tony Thomas, Buster Posey and James Ramsey.

Prior to joining Florida State’s staff, Martin was FSU’s starting catcher from 1993-95, leading FSU to the College World Series in 1994 and 1995. He was drafted out of college by San Diego in the ninth round in 1995. Before coming to Florida State, Martin played high school ball at the Maclay School in Tallahassee and at Manatee Community College in 1992.

Martin has two sons, Tyler, an infielder for the Seminoles, and T.J.

Totals as Player (3 years)152-57-0.72744-2512-6
Totals as Asst. Coach (22 years)1,060-406-1.723409-19491-52
Totals as Head Coach (1 years)12-5.7061-2--
Totals (26 years)1,224-468-1.723454-221103-58
CJ Van Eyk2020Blue Jays242
Shane Drohan2020Red Sox5148
Drew Mendoza2019Nationals394
J.C. Flowers2019Pirates4124
Mike Salvatore2019Mariners9276
Cal Raleigh2018Mariners390
Jackson Lueck2018Royals8242
Tyler Holton2018Diamondbacks9279
Rhett Aplin2018Royals28842
Cobi Johnson2018Blue Jays30896
Taylor Walls2017Rays379
Dylan Busby2017Pirates388
Quincy Nieporte2017Phillies26773
Tyler Holton2017Marlins351049
John Sansone2016Reds8228
DJ Stewart2015Orioles125
Danny De La Calle2015Rays9268
Josh Delph2015Angels371125
Justin Gonzalez2014Diamondbacks9270
Jose Brizuela2014Athletics16492
John Nogowski2014Athletics341032
Stephen McGee2013Angels9277
Marcus Davis2013Padres24718
James Ramsey2012Cardinals123
Jayce Boyd2012Mets6200
Devon Travis2012Tigers13424
Sherman Johnson2012Angels14447
Justin Gonzalez2012Dodgers27836
Mike McGee2011Mariners15453
Rafael Lopez2011Cubs16489
James Ramsey2011Twins22688
Taiwan Easterling2011Cubs27819
Tyler Holt2010Indians10300
Stephen Cardullo2010Diamondbacks24721
Taiwan Easterling2010Marlins31947
Mike McGee2010Diamondbacks411231
D'Vontrey Richardson2009Brewers5166
Jason Stidham2009Cardinals8249
Buster Posey2008Giants15
Tony Delmonico2008Dodgers6187
Ryan Strauss2008White Sox9270
Jack Rye2008Yankees13410
Dennis Guinn2008Rangers17513
Tony Thomas, Jr.2007Cubs397
Mark Gildea2007Nationals9280
Mark Hallberg2007Diamondbacks9283
Jack Rye2007Giants461355
Brandon Reichert2007Rockies491418
Shane Robinson2006Cardinals5166
Ryne Malone2006Cubs491459
Aaron Cheesman2005Phillies29877
Stephen Drew2004Diamondbacks115
Eddy Martinez-Esteve2004Giants270
Bryan Zech2004Mets24704
Tony Richie2003Cubs4103
Brandon Balkcom2003Angels5150
Tony McQuade2003Cubs15433
Ryan Barthelemy2002Phillies10299
John-Ford Griffin2001Yankees123
Karl Jernigan2001Giants22676
Marshall McDougall2000Athletics9270
Jared Jones2000Mariners16476
Brett Groves2000Twins22642
Karl Jernigan2000Athletics411228
Matt Diaz1999Devil Rays17505
Marshall McDougall1999Red Sox26799
Jeremy Salazar1998Phillies19554
Matt Woodward1998Mariners24725
Brian Cox1998Braves26791