From assistant coach to now head coach, Michael Martinez is ready to keep the momentum going for the Plano East baseball team.
The Plano East baseball team had one of its best district finishes in seven years when the team won seven district games in 2014. After head coach Jordan Byrd decided to step away from the baseball program, Martinez – who was an assistant for the Panthers for the last five years – takes over to help Plano East try and reach the postseason.
“We really just wanted to keep the train rolling as we head into next season,” Martinez said. “The program is in pretty good shape right now and we had a really strong start to the year last season, (so) now it’s just about keeping that momentum going and hitting the next level.”
Martinez focused primarily on the offensive side of the ball for Plano East. The team hit .284 last season and did a great job of getting on base. As a former catcher, he also feels like he’ll be prepared to work with the pitchers this offseason and have a good game plan.
By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]