Florida State's Mike Martin to retire after 2019 season
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State has announced that Mike Martin will retire as baseball coach at the end of the 2019 season.
Martin, who has led the Seminoles since 1980, became college baseball's wins leader in May. He has a 1,987-713-4 record and .736 win percentage. Florida State has reached the NCAA Tournament and won at least 40 games in all 39 seasons he has managed. The Seminoles were 43-19 this season and were eliminated in the Tallahassee Regional.
Florida State has accomplished everything under Martin except win a national championship. His teams have made 16 trips to the College World Series - including last year - but have only reached the finals twice (1986 and '99).
Athletics Director Stan Wilcox said in a statement that the school will wait until the conclusion of next season to conduct a national search.