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Martin Named Interim Head Baseball Coach

August 12, 2009

martin_jake_2009baseball.jpgAugust 12, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. —  Jake Martin, DePauw assistant baseball coach for the last six seasons, has been named the University's interim head baseball coach effective immediately. Martin takes over for Matt Walker who resigned on August 7.

The team's hitting instructor and recruiting coordinator, Martin directed the team during the fall seasons each of the last six years. DePauw teams posted a 185-104 record since Martin started at DePauw.

"Jake has played a key role with the baseball program since he came here and I'm confident he can step in and lead the team," DePauw Director of Athletics Page Cotton said.

A 2003 Wabash College graduate, Martin earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and was a four-year lettermen for the Little Giants. Martin was a two-time team most valuable player and earned all-North Coast Athletic Conference honors as both a pitcher and outfielder.

"We have a great group of student-athletes returning and the program is so solid, that I think the transition will go smoothly," Martin said.

The Milroy, Ind., native earned a master’s degree at Indiana State University in 2005. Martin and his wife, Katie, reside in Avon.

The Tigers finished the 2009 season with a 22-19 record and placed fourth at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament.

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