July 3, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State head coach Mike Martin was named the Atlantic Region Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association as announced on Tuesday, July 3.
Martin completed his 33rd season as the Seminoles' head coach in 2012 leading Florida State back to the College World Series for the third time in the last five years, a 50-win season and a top four finish. For his efforts, Martin was also recognized as National Coach of the Year by Baseball America last week for the first time in his Hall of Fame career.
Under Martin, FSU has finished a season ranked in the top 15 nationally 28 times, while all 24 of Florida State's 50-win seasons have come under the direction of the longtime coach.
In 2012, Martin guided the Seminoles to a 24-6 record in the ACC tying the league mark for wins in conference play. Florida State earned the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC Tournament for the ninth time in school history while claiming a share of the Atlantic Division title for the sixth year in a row. He was later honored as the ACC Coach of the Year.
The Seminoles climbed to No. 1 in three of the major polls during the eighth week of the season, while Baseball America kept Florida State a top the polls for seven consecutive weeks.
Martin reached career win No. 1,700 on April 8, 2012 in Atlanta when the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech 8-4. He became just the fourth coach in all divisions and the third coach in Division I history to reach the historic milestone.
This marks the fourth time Martin has been named district/region coach of the year. The Florida State alum garnered Atlantic District Coach of the Year honors in 1986 and 1987, while claiming ABCA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year honors in 2000.