Marty Hunter
Marty Hunter
Title: Head Coach (2008-)
Phone: 503-554-2914
Email: mhunter@georgefox.edu

Marty Hunter, the 2009 Northwest Conference Co-Coach of the Year, enters his ninth season at the helm of the nationally-recognized Bruin’ baseball program with a record of 204-123 (.624).

This past season in 2015, the Bruins posted an overall record of 17-25 and 13-11 in the Northwest Conference. The Bruins qualified for the Northwest Conference Tournament with the top four-teams in double-elimination style. The Bruins fell after two tough battles and were sent home in their second game. Zach Rapacz and Ian Buckles were named All-NWC First Team, while Andrew Reichenbach was named All-NWC Second Team and AJ Valencia earned an Honorable Mention. 

The 2014 season Hunter led his team to an overall record of 28-12 (.700) and 15-9 (.625) in the Northwest Conference. They finished third in the NWC standings and had 11 players garner All-NWC accolades. 

In the 2013 season, the Bruins posted a 26-12 overall record and finished second in the NWC with a 17-7 mark to eventual national champion Linfield. A 5-1 home win over Whitworth in the first game of a doubleheader on Mar. 29 gave Hunter his 150th career victory. Ranked as high as eighth in the ABCA / Collegiate Baseball poll at one point, the Bruins eventually finished among "others receiving votes" in both national polls (31st with 10 points by D3baseball.com, 37th with 10 points by ABCA). 

In 2012, the Bruins struggled to a 0-7 start but rallied to finish 20-20 and tied for fourth in the conference at 15-9. The Bruins were the only conference team to win a season series from league champion and World Series participant Whitworth.They followed with a 26-13 overall record in 2011, tied for third in the NWC at 14-10, and achieved a .975 fielding percentage to lead the nation in fielding for the third time in school history. With six new faces in the 2010 starting lineup, the Bruins went 23-16 overall and finished third in the NWC at 16-8. 

Hunter's 2009 team went 36-11, the second-most wins in a season in Bruin history. After tying for the conference championship with Pacific Lutheran, both at 27-5, the Bruins defeated PLU in a one-game playoff to earn the NWC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The playoff win gave the Bruins a 33-9 regular season record, the most wins prior to post-season play in team history. In the West Regional in McMinnville, Ore., the Bruins battled back after an opening-round loss to California Lutheran with wins over No. 1-ranked Pomona-Pitzer, Texas-Tyler, and Chapman, before Chapman eliminated the Bruins in the regional title game. Hunter was named NWC Co-Coach of the Year along with PLU's Geoff Loomis, a former George Fox assistant coach.

Among the numerous records set by the 2009 squad was a new single-season standard for hits (589), while their .367 batting average was the second-highest in Bruin history and ranked third nationally. George Fox led the nation in sacrifice flies (40) and ranked high in several other categories, including fifth in fielding percentage (.969), seventh in hits, eighth in slugging percentage (.546), 10th in runs (449), 17th in doubles (112), 18th in scoring (9.6), and 25th in home runs (48).

In Hunter's inaugural season in 2008, the Bruins posted a 28-14 record despite a rash of injuries. Included in their non-conference record were a two-out-of-three series win at West Region powerhouse McMurry to open the season and a 3-2 road win over NCAA Division I Portland. The Bruins went 24-8 in the Northwest Conference, finishing as league runner-up by one game to Linfield and earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III West Regional in Abilene, Texas.

Hunter first came to George Fox as an assistant baseball coach in 2003, with a primary focus on the infielders, and was named the Bruins' associate head coach in 2005. Under his tutelage, the George Fox defense ranked in the top six nationally in fielding average for five straight seasons (2003-2007), leading the nation in both 2003 and 2005 and setting a Division III record in 2005 with a .979 fielding mark.

In the summer of 2007, Hunter was named to replace Bailey, whose 12-year run at George Fox included an NCAA Division III national title in 2004, eight Northwest Conference championships, and a win-loss record of 353-158. Bailey left for an assistant's position at Oregon State University, back-to-back NCAA Division I national champions in 2006-07, where he joined head coach Casey, who had guided the George Fox to a 171-113-1 record in seven seasons from 1988-94.

Prior to joining the George Fox staff, Hunter led Canby (Ore.) High School to a 132-63 record from 1995-2002. His teams made the state Class 4A playoffs every year and won Pacific-9 Conference titles in 1997, 1998, and 2002. He was the Pac-9 Coach of the Year in '97, '98, '01, and '02. He also continued as a teacher at Canby while working with the Bruin baseball team.

Hunter coached Bend (Ore.) High School from 1991-94, going 68-40. Bend won Intermountain Conference titles in 1991 and 1992, and he was named Coach of the Year in the conference both seasons. In 1990, he served as an assistant coach with the Bend Bucks, a team in the professional Class A Northwest League.

A graduate of Gresham (Ore.) High School, Hunter attended Linfield College, where he received two letters as a football cornerback and three as a second baseman and catcher on the baseball team. He earned both dual business and health degrees from Linfield in 1984, then worked at Gladstone, Gresham, and West Albany High Schools, all in Oregon, before landing in Bend. He completed a master of education degree from Linfield in 1991.

In addition to his coaching duties, Hunter serves as an instructor in the George Fox department of health and human performance. He and his late wife Kim have two sons: Taylor, 25, a two-time All-Conference shortstop for the Bruins who enters his third year as an assistant coach for his alma mater, and Tucker, 22, who graduated from Oklahoma State University and lives in Dallas, Texas. The Hunters reside in Canby.

Marty Hunter’s Coaching Ledger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 

Team

All

Pct.

Conf.

Pct.

Highlights

1991-94

Bend (Ore.) HS

68-40

.630

 
 

Intermountain Conference champions 1991-92;

Conference Coach of the Year 1991-92

1995-2002

Canby (Ore.) HS

132-63

.677

 
 

Pacific 9 Conference champions 1997-98,

2002; Class 4A Playoffs 1995-2002; Conference

Coach of the Year 1997-98, 2001-02

HS

(12 yrs)

 

200-103

.660

 

 

 

2003-04

George Fox

-

 
 
 

Assistant Coach

2005-07

George Fox

-

 
 
 

Associate Head Coach

2008

George Fox

28-14

.667

24-8

.750

NWC 2nd; NCAA West Regional (0-2)

2009

George Fox

36-11

.766

27-5

.844

NWC 1st (T); NCAA West Regional 2nd (3-2);

#12 ranking; NCAA leader in Sac Flies (40)

2010

George Fox

23-16

.590

16-8

.667

NWC 3rd

2011

George Fox

26-13

.667

14-10

.571

NWC 3rd (T), NCAA leader in Fielding (.975)

2012

George Fox

20-20

.500

15-9

.625

NWC 4th (T)

2013

George Fox

26-12

.684

17-7

.708

NWC 2nd

2014 George Fox 28-12 .700 15-9 .625 NWC 3rd
2015 George Fox 17-25 .405 13-11 .542 NWC 4th

GFU

(8 yrs)

 

204-123

.624

141-67

.678

 

Career

(23 yrs)

 

404-226

.641

 

 

 

 

Honors
2009 - Northwest Conference Co-Coach of the Year

 

GFU Milestones

1st win - 18-2 at McMurry, 2/17/2008

50th win - 21-2 vs. Whitman, 4/10/2009

100th win - 5-4 (11 inn.) vs. Willamette, 3/20/2011 (GFU home game played in Salem, Ore.)

150th win - 5-1 vs. Whitworth, 3/29/2013 (1st game)

200th win - 5-4 vs. Puget Sound 4/4/2015 (2nd game)

 

Hunter vs. All Opponents

 

Team

Overall

Home

Road

Neutral

British Columbia, University of

0-1

-

-

0-1

California Lutheran University

2-4

-

1-2

1-2

California State University-East Bay

3-3

2-1

1-2

-

Centenary (La.) 1-0 - - 1-0

Chapman University

4-5

-

3-4

1-1

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges

0-1

-

-

0-1

College of Idaho 1-0 - - 1-0

Concordia University-Austin

3-0

-

-

3-0

Concordia University-Portland

7-8

4-3

1-2

2-3

Concordia University-Texas 1-1 - 0-1 1-0

Corban University

8-5

4-0

2-4

2-1

Hawai’i-Hilo, University of

2-2

-

2-2

-

La Verne, University of

2-5

-

-

2-5

Lewis & Clark College

23-4

7-0

13-3

2-1

Lewis-Clark State College

1-4

-

1-3

0-1

Linfield College

13-19

9-8

4-8

0-1

McMurry University

2-1

-

2-1

-

Menlo College

3-0

3-0

-

-

Occidental College

4-0

-

3-0

1-0

Oregon Institute of Technology

1-1

-

-

1-1

Pacific University (Ore.)

19-9

10-4

9-4

-

Pacific Lutheran University

14-17

7-4

6-10

1-1

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges

2-0

-

1-0

1-0

Portland, University of

1-3

-

1-3

-

Puget Sound, University of

18-8

10-6

8-2

-

Redlands, University of

2-0

-

-

2-0

Texas-Dallas, University of

3-0

-

-

3-0

Texas-Tyler, University of

1-0

-

-

1-0

Trinity University (Texas)

0-2

-

0-1

0-1

Whitman College

23-4

14-2

8-2

1-0

Whittier College

2-1

-

0-1

2-0

Whitworth University

20-6

7-0

12-4

1-2

Willamette University

17-9

7-4

8-5

2-0

Totals (8 yrs)

203-102

(.666)

84-32

(.724)

86-64

(.573)

32-22

(.582)

 

A Winning Tradition

 
  • NCAA D-III National Champions (2004)
  • Eight NCAA D-III National Tournaments (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • One NCAA Regional Championship (West 2004)
  • 10 Northwest Conference Championships (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
  • 19 straight seasons .500 or better (1996-2014)
  • Eight Top 30 national rankings (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014)
  • 23 All-Americans
  • One National Pitcher of the Year (Scott Hyde - 2004)
  • 10 Academic All-Americans
  • One NCAA National Coach of the Year
  • One NCAA Region Coach of the Year
  • 10 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • Five NAIA District Tournaments (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
  • Three NAIA Disctrict Championships (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • Five NAIA Regional Tournaments (1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998)
  • Two NAIA Distrcit Coach of the Years
  • 22 players signed to professional contracts
 
Final May 03
Baseball
L, 5-1 at Pacific Lutheran
PLU Tournament
Final May 03
Baseball
L, 6-2 vs. Linfield
@ Parkland, Wash.
Final April 25
Baseball
L, 3-0 vs. Linfield
@ Parkland, Wash.
NWC Tournament
Final April 24
Baseball
L, 16-4 at Pacific Lutheran
NWC Tournament 1st round
Final April 19
Baseball
W, 14-2 vs. Linfield
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