Assistant Coach Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez is no stranger to the Howard College program. The 2004 NJCAA All-American designated hitter spent two years in Big Spring playing for the Hawks under Head Coach Britt Smith. Martinez returned to Howard in 2011 after spending two years at El Paso Community College and a stint as a bench coach for the El Paso Diablos in 2009. Prior to returning to Texas, Martinez coached at East Central Community College in Mississippi and helped Head Coach Neal Holliman lead the Warriors to a conference title in 2007.
Martinez was a standout player at West Alabama where he led the Tigers to a Gulf South Conference Championship in 2005, as well as back to back NCAA Regional Tournament births in 2005 and 2006. He was named an All Gulf South Conference performer both years hitting .370 with 7 home runs in 2006. While at Howard College Martinez garnered All-American status in 2004 and was named the Rawlings Big Stick Award winner for the Southwest District with a .448 average, 7HR, 17 doubles and 70 runs batted in. He was twice named All-State in high school at El Paso Eastwood and ended his playing career in 2011 with Indios de Juarez of the Mexican State League
Martinez handles the defense and offense for the Hawks as well as his share of the recruiting duties. Martinez received his Associates Degree from Howard College in 2004 and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of West Alabama in 2008.