ABAC taps Martinez to head softball program

ABAC taps Martinez to head softball program

Jennifer Martinez has been selected as the new head softball coach at ABAC. She begins her new position on Aug. 1 after serving for three years as the assistant softball coach and pitching coach at Georgia Southwestern State University.

“I am so beyond excited for this opportunity,” Martinez said. “I have been dreaming of being a head coach my entire life. I want to keep the traditions going that Donna Campbell has built up, while adding my own touch to the Fillies team. I know every coach’s goal is to win but I also want to make it fun for my team and help them to remember why they play.”
Martinez’s coaching experience includes instructing alongside University of Arizona alumni Susie Parra and Deb Hartwig of California State University-Fullerton.
Martinez played collegiately for California State University-Long Beach in the 2005 and 2006 seasons.She attended California State University of Dominguez Hills in 2007. Martinez was at the University of Arizona as a redshirt for the entire 2008 season and concluded her collegiate softball experience in 2009, assisting in the Wildcats’ advancement to the Women’s College World Series after defeating Stanford University in game two of the Division 1 Super-Regionals.
 

Martinez received her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in sociology from the University of Arizona. She is also a recent graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University, earning her Masters of Business Administration degree in May.

“I am so proud and excited to hand over my program to Jennifer Martinez,” said former ABAC Coach Donna Campbell, who retired from coaching at the end of the 2015 season. “She comes from a softball background second to none by pitching for Mike Candrea at The University of Arizona. Playing in the Women’s College World Series is every little girl’s dream if she is a softball player, and Jennifer did just that in 2009. ABAC Softball will be in great hands with Jen.”