When Head Coach Q.V. Lowe was looking for an assistant coach in 1993, he did not have to look far.
A former catcher and graduate assistant coach at AUM, Marty Lovrich is currently in his 20th season as the Associate Head Coach for the Warhawks and in his 22nd season overall.
"Marty has been such an important part of our program," Lowe said. "He has a tremendous eye for talent, works incredibly hard and understands what makes a great college baseball player. He is a great friend and resource for us here at AUM."
His duties include helping to oversee the daily operation of the team, organizing and monitoring team study hall, and strength and conditioning. His other responsibilities on the AUM staff include hitting instruction, recruiting, administration, field maintenance and working with catchers.
During his tenure with the AUM, Lovrich has helped the Warhawks to the NAIA World Series three times and has coached 25 All-Americans. With Lovrich on its coaching staff, AUM has won nearly 63 percent of its games.
Lovrich's work at AUM has not gone unnoticed, as the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association named him the 2008 Assistant Coach of the Year among the state's four-year institutions.
Despite spending just one season as a player at Auburn Montgomery, Lovrich helped the Warhawks to their first winning season in the program's history, while posting a .342 batting average.
Prior to transferring to AUM, Lovrich was a three-year starter at Jacksonville State University and a member of the Gamecocks' 1988 NCAA Division II World Series team that advanced to the championship game.
Lovrich attended Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Ala., where he led the Eagles to the state baseball semifinals as a senior. He was a three-time first-team all-state selection in baseball, a first-team all-state selection in football and an honorable mention all-state selection in basketball.
His goals include helping AUM to an NAIA national championship, becoming a college head coach and teaching his son, Camden, the game of baseball.
Lovrich received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1990 and completed work on a master's degree in education in 1995. Lovrich is married to the former Holli Wells from Cottonwood, Ala. They are the proud parents of three children, Camden, Cate and Allie Grace.