Marty Slimak was named the head coach of Kingsmen baseball in 1994. In his 24th year at the helm of the Kingsmen in 2017, Slimak led Cal Lutheran to its first National Championship and a record of 40-11. CLU went 18-6 in the SCIAC during 2017 and won the regular season and tournament titles. During his tenure, the Kingsmen have had a winning season every year.
The winningest coach in CLU athletics history, Slimak got his 700th win during his 25th season with the team in 2018. The Kingsmen have won four Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) postseason tournament titles, which began in 2013. The Violet and Gold have also won 12 SCIAC championships under Slimak and have 15 NCAA West Regional appearances and four World Series apperances.
Slimak has helped the Kingsmen reset the program record books as 26 new records have been posted for season and career combined. The success has continued for MLB draft picks and then awards. Slimak has seen 13 of his players drafted to the Majors. He has coached three Frist Team ABCA All-Americans, four Second Team honoress and seven were named to the Third Team.
As head coach, Slimak has seen his Kingsmen win 12 SCIAC Championships. The team won six straight conference crowns from 1996-2001 and earned nine of 10 after joinging the SCIAC. They have also been the runner-up seven times. Against SCIAC competititon, he has an impressive record of 471-146-1. He also led the Kingsmen to 10 straight NCAA West Regional appearances from 1992-2001. In only his third season as the Kingsmen head coach, Slimak piloted CLU to the 1996 NCAA Division III championship game.
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.