Baseball coach of the Florida State University Seminoles. Martin is one of the winningest regular season coaches in NCAA history and has appeared in 29 straight postseason tournaments. Additionally, he has appeared in 12 (TWELVE) College World Series.
With all of those regular season accomplishments, Martin has FAILED to win a single national championship (NOT ONE!). His teams' consistent inability to win a national title has become a huge black mark on Martin's coaching record. Due to his inability to manage in the big game, many have begun using his name as a slang term for "choking in the big game," or to refer to a great athlete/coach who has never won a championship.
Bobby Cox has pulled many "Mike Martins" when his Braves teams always lose in the playoffs.
Even though the 'Moles won 6 games in 2010, they still pulled a "Mike Martin" in the InYourFace.com bowl.
Greg Maddux really pulled a "Mike Martin" by giving up 7 runs in Game 5 of the 1998 World Series.