Graham Martin is in his second year as the volunteer assistant coach for Southern Miss baseball program. He works with the outfielders, instructs base running, assists with hitting, serves as the first-base coach and coordinates the Southern Miss Baseball camps and clinics.
Martin returned to coaching in July 2006 after spending a year in private business. Prior to that, he served as the assistant baseball coach at Southeastern Louisiana University from 2003 until 2005.
While at SLU he coached the outfielders and hitter and served as the recruiting coordinator. He also handled the daily baseball operations on and off the field. He also supervised the team's academics, served as the team's compliance liaison, and coordinated the camps and clinics.
In 2005, he helped lead SLU to its first conference tournament bid since 1999, finishing 2-2, the first tournament wins in the schools history. The Lions led the Southland Conference in batting average, hits, runs scored and RBIs.
He coached the top two hit leaders in conference, two of the top seven batting average leaders and on of his players collected the second most RBIs. Randy Roth was drafted in the 10th round by St. Louis and Steve Clevenger was drafted in the seventh round the following year.
Martin, who in earned his bachelor's degree from SLU in 2003, was a three-year letter winner from 2001-03 as a pitcher and outfielder. While a student, he assisted the facilities department with the upkeep and manicure of their athletic fields and stadiums. He was a two-year president of the student-athlete advisory committee, coordinating all fundraising and community service events.
Martin is married to the former Courtney Coutu, who hails from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada.
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