Mike Martin Jr.

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Mike Martin Jr. “Meat”
Biographical details
Born (1973-02-19) February 19, 1973 (age 51)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Playing career
1992Manatee Community College
1993–1995Florida State
1995–1996Clinton LumberKings
1997Lancaster JetHawks
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–2019Florida State (asst)
2020–2022Florida State
Head coaching record
TournamentsACC: 2–2
NCAA: 2–4

Michael David Martin Jr. (born February 19, 1973) is an American baseball coach and former catcher. He was most recently the head baseball coach at Florida State University. Martin played college baseball at Manatee Community College in 1992 and at Florida State University from 1993 to 1995 for coach Mike Martin and in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) for three seasons from 1995 to 1997.

Martin was born in Tallahassee, Florida. His father, Mike Martin Sr. was a center fielder for Florida State and a college coach at Florida State. He attended Maclay School in Tallahassee. After graduation from high school, he was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 34th round of the 1991 Major League Baseball draft, but decided to attend Manatee Community College to play baseball. After his freshman year, he was recruited to play college baseball at Florida State. After his junior year, he was once again selected by the Mariners, this time in the 1994 Major League Baseball draft's 17th round. In the summer of 1994, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1] Martin returned to Florida State for his senior season where he was drafted in the ninth round of the 1995 Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres.

In 2019, Martin was named the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles baseball program, succeeding his father.[2]

Martin was fired from his position of head coach on June 10, 2022. [3]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida State Seminoles (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2020–2022)
2020 Florida State 12–5 1–2 Season canceled due to COVID-19
2021 Florida State 31–24 20–16 3rd (Atlantic) NCAA Regional
2022 Florida State 34–25 15–15 4th (Atlantic) NCAA Regional
Florida State: 77–54 36–33
Total: 77–54

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hyde, Matt (June 28, 1994). "Cards Sailing High at 11–3". The Cape Codder. Orleans, MA. p. 13.
  2. ^ Chaunte'l Powell (June 26, 2019). "FSU coach Mike Martin Jr. brings unique style to Seminoles". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Kostidakis, Perry. "Mike Martin Jr. fired after 3 seasons with Seminoles". Tomahawk Nation. Tomahawk Nation. Retrieved 10 June 2022.

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