Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin has tied Augie Garrido for the most victories in NCAA history.
The Seminoles defeated Miami 10-1 on Saturday, giving Martin his 1,975th victory. Martin’s first chance to claim the record to himself comes on Sunday when the teams finish a three-game series.
“For me to sit here and say it’s not a big deal, that’s hogwash,” Martin said. “What has been accomplished is the school’s accomplishment.”
Martin is in his 39th season as the Seminoles’ manager and has a .735 winning percentage, which is tops among active coaches. Florida State, which has won 40 or more games in 40 straight seasons, is 31-13.
While Garrido’s 1,975 victories came at five different schools – San Francisco State, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Illinois and Texas – all of Martin’s have come at his alma mater. Garrido died on March 15 after suffering a stroke.