After winning the first two of their series last weekend against rival Miami, many thought Martin would get his 1,976th win over longtime Hurricanes coach Jim Morris. With Sunday’s game on the brink of the history books, Morris and the Canes pushed back the date with an 11-5 victory.
Why would winning his 1,976th game be important? Martin would break his tie with former Texas coach Augie Garrido for the most wins in college baseball history at 1,975 wins.
-On Friday night, history was made in Clemson.
While playing on the road against #6 Clemson, the Seminoles improved to 32-14 overall and 14-10 in ACC play with the 3-2 victory in 13 innings.
Coach Martin’s head coaching record improves to 1976-708-4.
Martin’s head coaching honors:
1980, 1986, and 1987 Florida Diamond Club Coach of the Year
1986 and 1987 Atlantic District Coach of the Year
Six-time Metro Conference Coach of the Year
1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2012 ACC Coach of the Year
2000 and 2012 ABCA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year
2004 Bernard F. Slinger Award for Service
2005 Florida Sports Hall of Fame inductee
2007 ABCA Hall of Fame inductee
2012 Baseball America Coach of the Year
2018 North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inductee
Martin’s head coaching accomplishments at FSU:
Leads all active NCAA Division I baseball coaches for winning percentages and wins
Led FSU to 12 consecutive 50-plus win seasons from 1980-1991
Led FSU to 40 wins in 40 consecutive seasons, including all 38 as head coach
Led FSU to an NCAA regional for 40 straight seasons, including all 38 as head coach
His Seminole teams have made 16 trips to the College World Series since 1980 (1980, 1986, 1987,1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2017)
Has coached 91 All-Americans, while 130 players have garnered All-ACC recognition
Produced 18 first round draft picks, 4 Golden Spikes Award winners, and 2 recipients of the Dick Howser Trophy
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