Athlete, Firefighter, and Inspirational Coach
Rick Martinez is a well-rounded athlete, firefighter, and coach, whose background and experiences have shaped his approach to mentoring young athletes. A three-sport star at La Habra High School, Rick continued to excel in baseball at San Diego State University before embarking on a brief minor league career with the Montreal Expos.
After transitioning away from professional baseball, Rick found a new calling as a firefighter. Today, he serves as a Captain with the Los Angeles City Fire Department, where he demonstrates the same dedication, discipline, and teamwork that he instills in his players.
For the past six years, Rick has been coaching travel baseball, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience with the next generation. Under his guidance, his teams have claimed three National Championships, a testament to his ability to foster teamwork and personal excellence in his players.
Coach Rick believes in teaching valuable life skills through baseball, emphasizing the importance of discipline, dedication, and striving for personal excellence. By instilling these principles in his players, Rick prepares them for success not only on the field but also in the real world.