Marty Slimak

Head Coach

  • Years at CLU24
  • Alma MaterUC Santa Barbara ('76)
  • Record 679-322-8 
  • Phone805.493.3398

The winningest coach in CLU athletics history, Marty Slimak's 22nd season as Head Coach of Kingsmen baseball in 2015 concluded with the 12th SCIAC title in program history.

The 2013 season was a banner year as he guided CLU to a 35-9-1 overlal record including 24-4 in the SCIAC, captured its 10th conference title in school history, advanced to the NCAA West Regional and led Division III in batting average and runs scored.

Slimak oversaw First Team All-American first baseman Nick Boggan set the school record for RBIs in a career and single season while shortstop Trevor Koons became the school's leader in hits and doubles.

Under Slimak, Jake Petersen was named an All-American while also earning both the SCIAC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year awards as he set the single season school record for batting average. Slimak also helped Aaron Roth earn All-American honors as a closer en route to earning the SCIAC Pitcher of the Year Award.

In total, Slimak recruited all 10 players named All-SCIAC in 2013 and saw his 13th player drafted when Garrett Smith was selected in the 37th round by the Cleveland Indians.

On March 2, 2012 with a 3-1 win over Whittier, Slimak secured the 500th victory in his career.

Under his tenure the Kingsmen baseball team has posted 19 straight winning seasons and have been SCIAC Champions or runners-up in 13 of 17 years with Slimak at the helm.

The CLU baseball team won six straight conference crowns from 1996-2001 and and earned nine of 10 after joining the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

After the Kingsmen made 10 straight NCAA West Regional appearances from 1992-2001, Coach Slimak brought the 2009 squad back to its first postseason competition since the streak's end.

In 2009, Cal Lutheran went 32-11, 17-4 SCIAC and went 1-2 at the West regional in Linfield, Ore.

In only his third season as the Kingsmen head coach, Slimak piloted CLU to the 1996 NCAA Division III championship game and within five outs of winning the program's first national championship.

Slimak's playing days date to the 1970s, when he played for former USC skipper Mike Gillespie at College of the Canyons (COC) in 1972. Following two years at COC, Slimak played two years for Dave Gorrie at UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his bachelor's degree. He attended UTEP on a football scholarship before returning to COC in 1974.

He earned his master's degree in public administration from CLU in 1996.

Slimak and his wife Donna make their home in Moorpark.