Jim Martin will be speaking to the MBCA about practice planning. His effective and productive use of every minute of practice will help coaches prepare their teams better which will lead to more success.
Jim Martin recently completed his first season as head coach of the Merrimack baseball team after taking over the reins in October 2010. In Martin’s first season at the helm, the Warriors posted a 14-28 overall record while going 6-20 in the Northeast-10 Conference. A Norwood, Mass. native, Martin came to Merrimack from Southern Connecticut State University, where he was entering his fifth season as the assistant baseball coach. In Martin’s second season at Southern Connecticut in 2008, the Owls posted a 36-19 record, 24-6 in conference, improving by 11 games from 2007 and finishing second in the conference. The team’s grade-point-average has risen to the highest level in recent history, while two Owls were selected in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft for the first time in school history. Martin also served as an assistant coach for Saint Anselm in 2005-06 before accepting a similar position with Southern Connecticut.