|by Brent Harris • August 12, 2009|
Jake Martin, a 2003 Wabash College graduate, has been named the interim head baseball coach at DePauw University. Martin takes over for former Tiger head coach Matt Walker, who resigned on August 7.
A four-year starter and letterwinner as an outfielder and pitcher for the Little Giants, Martin hit .305 for his career. He hit .356 as a sophomore for his highest single-season batting average, and drove in a single-season best 25 RBI his senior season. Martin posted a 4.43 career ERA with 13 wins as a pitcher. He appeared in 43 career games with 32 starts and 14 complete games. Martin was 5-1 as a senior with a 3.67 ERA over 61-1/3 inning pitched. He ranks seventh on the Wabash all-time strikeout list with 149.
Martin earned Wabash team Most Valuable Player honors in 2001 and 2003. He was a Second Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection in 2003 and an Honorable Mention All-NCAC pick in 2001.
A psychology major and member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Wabash, Martin went on to earn a master's degree from Indiana State University in 2005. He has served as an assistant baseball coach at DePauw for the past six seasons, working as the team's hitting instructor and recruiting coordinator.
Martin mug shot courtesy of DePauw University.