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Chris Martin


Hitting and Fielding Instructor/ Team Training Instructor

Chris Martin joined RISE Baseball in 2011 along side of Mike Goff and redesigned the hitting, fielding and team training program. Chris credits a lot of his coaching approach to Mike Goff who has nearly 30 year of professional coaching experience with multiple teams including San Fransisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and Cincinnati Reds. Sense 2011 RISE Baseball has quickly become one of the best academies in Virginia and now has an international location in Dominican Republic where Chris oversees International relations and development. Working along side of former major league players, professional coaches, and MLB scouts Chris will help players in Dominican Republic sign professional contracts and train in the off season.

Chris came to RISE after playing collegiate baseball at Hamden Sydney College under coach Kinne. Martin earned second-team All-State honors at shortstop as a junior and was also a two-time first-team all-conference player. Martin has more than 200 starts in his college career as a shortstop. A native of Richmond, Martin played baseball at Manchester High School under both Coach Fletcher and Coach Saunders.