Martin Resigns to Return to Alma Mater

Martin Resigns to Return to Alma Mater

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw head baseball coach Jake Martin is resigning to return to his alma mater, Wabash College, as its head baseball coach.

"We're sad to see Jake go and can't thank him enough for his loyalty and commitment to DePauw and the student-athletes," Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics said.

"Jake has served as a tremendous role model and mentor to his players and we'll miss him as he returns to his alma mater."

Martin began his DePauw coaching career as an assistant coach shortly after graduating from Wabash in 2003. Following six years as an assistant, Martin was named interim head coach in August 2009 and head coach in April 2010.

In seven seasons as head coach, Martin's teams compiled a 161-139 record including a North Coast Athletic Conference title in 2014 which was the program's first conference title since 2001. The 2010, 2012 and 2016 squads finished second in league play.

Martin led the 2012 and 2014 squads into NCAA postseason play with the 2012 team posting 34 wins for the second-highest total in school history. Following the 2012 season, Martin was named the NCAC Coach of the Year as well as the Mideast Region Coach of the Year.

During his tenure, DePauw posted five of the program's six best single-season fielding percentages including the current school record of .974 in 2012 which ranked third in NCAA Division III.

The University will conduct a national search for Martin's replacement.