Gwynn gets 1-year extension, Martinez promoted

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN DIEGO, California (AP) -- Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has been given a one-year contract extension as baseball coach at San Diego State.

Gwynn has been on a medical leave since late March while recovering from cancer treatment. He took over the program at his alma mater after the 2002 season.

Also Wednesday, the school announced that Mark Martinez has been promoted from associate head coach to executive head coach and given a contract through 2017.

San Diego State reached the NCAA regionals for the second straight year and third time in six seasons.

Athletic director Jim Sterk says he's not sure when Gwynn will return. But Sterk says the school wants Gwynn to be the coach as long as he wants the job.

Gwynn had 3,141 hits in 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres.

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