SLU Hall of Fame coach Greg Marten will receive the first ever "Lion for Life" award at the 2012 spring baseball banquet tonight. The Lion for Life award is given to the SLU baseball alumnus the coaching staff feels best represents the program through community involvement.
During his twelve year (1991-2002) run as skipper of the Lions, Marten recorded a 348-315 record and finished his career with the most wins by a coach in any sport in SLU history. He led the Lions to two NCAA Regional appearances in 1992 and 1994. He posted seven winning seasons, guided the Lions to 38 win seasons in 1992 and 1993, and was named Trans America Athletic Conference Coach of the Year twice.
Marten was also a letter winner for the Lions from 1972-75, leading the team with a .336 batting average and 38 hits as a freshman. He was captain of the 1975 Division II World Series team that finished third in the nation.
Coach Greg Marten was inducted into the SLU Hall of Fame in 1996.