Legendary FSU Baseball Coach Mike Martin was the keynote speaker for this summer’s 2017 commencement ceremony. The graduation took place at 9 a.m. on August 5th and over 2,500 students got to celebrate their completion of their degrees with Martin giving them a send off speech. The coach took some time to share some of the highlights of his career and how they impacted the decisions that he made at some of the most pressing moments in his life. In addition to that, he discussed some of his own experiences after leaving college and how they led him to his fulfilling career today.
The 2007 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee is originally a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, which is where he began his baseball playing career at Wingate Junior College. After leaving his college career, Martin went on to play baseball in the New York Mets and Detroit Tiger minor leagues. From 1971 to 1974, he coached basketball at the high school level and for Tallahassee Community College before getting to become an assistant baseball coach in 1975 for Florida State University. In 1980, Martin had the opportunity to be the head baseball coach for FSU, and this is where he still remains today 37 years later.
FSU’s head coach Mike Martin recently spoke at the university’s summer commencement ceremony that happened this July. He was honored to be selected for the job, and the students who graduated were thrilled that such a notable person was able to give them their final speech as students.
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