Jim Martin
Jim Martin
Phone: 401-874-4888
Email: jimmartin@uri.edu
Position: Associate Head Coach
Experience: 3rd year
Education: St. John's '05

Coaching Experience
Associate Head Coach, Rhode Island (2016-present)
Assistant Coach, Rhode Island (2015-16)
Head Coach, Merrimack (2011-14)
Assistant Coach, Southern Connecticut State (2007-11)
Assistant Coach, Saint Anselm (2006)

Jim Martin enters his third season at Rhode Island in 2016-17. He joined head coach Raphael Cerrato's staff after spending the previous four years as the head coach at Division II Merrimack. Under Martin's direction, the Warriors enjoyed a return to prominence thanks to his coaching style and ability to recruit top-notch talent in a region often dominated by perennial Division II powers such as Franklin Pierce and Southern New Hampshire.

Martin led six of his players to Northeast-10 All-Conference honors in 2014, headlined by sophomore Frank Crinella, the NE-10 Player of the Year as well as the program's first-ever NCBWA East Region Player of the Year. Prior to that, Martin had mentored 2013 All-American Casey Cotter along with Academic All-American and 2013 MLB Draft pick Joe Mantoni.

After slowly laying the foundation for success in his first two seasons, Martin's efforts paid off in the spring of 2013 when Merrimack enjoyed one of its best seasons in program history at 30-19 overall.

Off the field, Martin made it a priority to keep active in the community as his teams were involved in wide array of activities including placing flags on graves on Veteran's Day and participating in multiple awareness/fundraising events such as the Run for Haiti 5K. For their efforts in 2013, Martin's Warriors were presented with Merrimack's community service award.

Martin also helped develop Merrimack's fundraising outreach through the creation of the program's annual golf tournament and hot stove dinners.

Prior to his time with the Warriors, Martin spent five years as an assistant at Southern Connecticut. There, he recruited back-to-back Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year award winners and helped guide the team to a 21-5 regular season record in 2010. That year, the Owls advanced to the NCAA East Region final and were ranked as high as No. 13 in the Division II national poll.

A 2005 graduate from St. John’s with a degree in education, Martin was a three-time Big East Academic All-Star for the Red Storm. He also was an All-Big East conference selection as a senior, starting in 54 games and leading his team to the regular season title as well as its second-consecutive at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament.

updated: 9/13/16