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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | May 6, 2018

Florida State's Martin becomes winningest coach in history

Mike Martin claims the all-time win record

Florida State coach Mike Martin moved past the late Augie Garrido to become the winningest Division I coach in college baseball history on Saturday as the Seminoles defeated Clemson, 3-2, in extra innings. The victory gave Martin his 1,976th career victory, all of which have come at Florida State since he became the program's head coach in 1980.

Perhaps the most impressive part of Martin's record is that it took him 39 seasons to break the record, which is nine years fewer than Garrido, who coached at San Francisco State, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Illinois and Texas. Martin isn't just the all-time wins leader but he also has the highest winning percentage of active head coaches (1,976-708-4, .736).

Martin's career accomplishments in Tallahassee include 38 consecutive regional tournament appearances and 16 College World Series berths, including national runner-up finishes in 1986 and 1999.

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The Seminoles' latest win improved their record to 32-14 this season as they're poised to make the postseason once again.

Here are the five winningest coaches in Division I history.

Coach School(s) Record Percentage
Mike Martin Florida State 1,976-708-4 .736
Augie Garrido San Fran. St., Cal Poly, CSUF, Illinois, Texas 1,975-951-9 .674
Gene Stephenson Wichita State 1,768-675-3 .723
Mark Marquess Stanford 1,627-878-7 .649
Jim Morris Georgia Tech, Miami (FL) 1,585-715-4 .689

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