NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida State vs Texas Tech

Jun 19, 2019; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Martin looks out from the dugout prior to the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 2019 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State named Mike Martin Jr. as its next baseball coach on Friday.

He will succeed his father, who spent 40 years in the job.

Mike Martin Sr.'s coaching career ended this week when the Seminoles were eliminated from the College World Series. His son has been by his side as an assistant coach for the past 22 seasons.

The elder Martin retired as the winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with 2,029 wins. He led his team to 17 College World Series, but the team never won the national championship.

"We are very excited to have Mike Martin, Jr. leading our baseball program into the future," athletic director David Coburn said in a statement. "His commitment to, passion for and experience with the Seminole program are second to none.

"His plan for the next era of Seminole baseball is impressive. He knows what he wants to do and how he wants to do it. After traveling with this team for the last three and a half weeks, I have come away very impressed with his relationships with the players, his attention to detail and his understanding of the great game of college baseball."

The younger Martin played three seasons at Florida State before becoming an assistant coach in 1998.

"After serving under one of the all-time greats, we will combine much of what was learned from him with our new staff's style and ideas in our pursuit of championships," Martin Jr. said in a statement.

--Field Level Media

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