Florida JUCO baseball is the real deal. Many names you recognize have come through this pipeline as players and coaches. One of the guys racking up the wins and developing big time players is Marty Smith at the College of Central Florida. He’s been the head coach for the Patriots for nearly three decades and his win total has crossed over 800.
In this episode Coach Smith discusses the College of Central Florida and the city of Ocala, his jobs as baseball coach and athletic director, JUCO baseball in Florida, growing up in Jacksonville, playing for Paul Mainieri, coaching with Demie Mainieri, career choices, learning collegiate coaching, conventions, the longevity of Florida JUCO coaches, recruiting, scheduling, staffing and staff, and his family.
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Photo credit: Marty Smith
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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