By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
June 19, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- On Monday, Florida State head baseball coach Mike Martin announced he'll be hanging it up following the 2019 season after 40 years at the helm of the Seminoles baseball program.
WCTV sat down with Martin exclusively to talk about his decision to call it a career.
"Well, it's always tough when you're leaving a job in which it's a family atmosphere," he said. "I can't say enough about how I've been treated here at Florida State, from the President to the Athletic Director, they've given me every opportunity to be successful.
"I love what I'm doing, but you know, 40 years and 75 years of age, it's time," Martin continued.
Martin also discussed the process and decision making that went into his decision.
"Well, Stan (Wilcox, FSU's Athletic Director) was extremely nice in the fact that he indicated 'What is it that would make you happy?' and I told him one year and let's see where we can go from here.
"Losing the last two games of the season certainly make you want to come back and play hard and do a better job," Martin continued. "I'm anxious to get started in the fall. We've got a lot of young guys coming in."
Martin will enter his final season at the helm of the Noles with 1,987 wins, the most in college baseball history.
To watch the complete interview with Mike Martin, click on the link below.