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FSU announced today that it has signed head baseball coach Mike Martin to a three-year contract extension that will keep him at his alma mater through the 2015 season.
Martin just completed his 33rd season as the Seminoles’ head coach in 2012 and led 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.
“I love this university and I am excited about what the future holds for this program,” Martin said.
“We are very pleased to be able to keep coach Martin in the same position he has been in for more than three decades,” said FSU athletics director Randy Spetman. “Our baseball program not only consistently wins but also excels in the classroom. Not only did this year’s team make it to the semifinals of the World Series but they placed a school record and ACC-leading nine student-athletes on the All-ACC Academic team. With his contract ending June 30, we moved quickly to continue the consistency at the top of our program we have enjoyed since 1980.”
Martin's new base salary is $231,750 annually, up from $225,000 that was paid under his previous three-year deal that was signed in 2009. He will also earn $103,250 annually through radio compensation and $100,000 from speaking engagements and public relations compensation.
FSU has finished a season ranked in the top 15 nationally 28 times in Martin’s 33 years as Seminole head coach, while all 24 of Florida State’s 50-win seasons have come under the direction of the longtime coach.
“Obviously, the way I feel about Florida State has been printed before,” Martin said. “This is where I want to finish my career. I am not saying that this is going to be the last contract that I am ever going to sign, that decision will be made by Florida State.”
FSU sports information contributed to this report
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