Assistant Softball Coach
David Martinez is in his first year as assistant coach for the Reddies softball program.
Martinez spent 2017 at Southern Mississippi as an assistant coach.
Prior to his stint at Southern Miss, Martinez spent eight years as an assistant coach at Delta State University. While at DSU, Martinez coached 19 different players that earned All-Gulf South Conference honors and nine All-South Region performers.
Martinez spent time as a graduate assistant softball coach at Sul Ross State University in Texas, while earning his master of education in physical education, graduating in May 2008.
Five years earlier, Martinez was a baseball player for the Division III School, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and sports medicine in May of 2003. Martinez has also played in the Mexican Professional Baseball League, as well as leagues across the United States.
After graduation, Martinez worked as a coach and physical education teacher at Del Rio Junior High and High School, the same high school he graduated from in 1996. Martinez also volunteered as a coach in summer recreational baseball leagues.
Martinez is the son of Gilbert and Cooky Martinez, and has one brother, Gilbert Martinez III. He has one nephew, Zachary and one niece, Olivia.
Graduate Assistant Softball Coach
Sarah Bigej is in her first year as graduate assistant coach at Henderson State.
Bigej comes to Henderson following a successful playing career at the University of Central Arkansas where she was a four-time All-Southland Conference selection.
She finished her career with a .301 batting average (176-for-584) playing in 218 games. During her four seasons in Conway, she totaled 38 doubles, 13 home runs and 110 runs batted in.
Bigej holds the UCA career records for on base percentage (.453), walks (131) and hit by pitch (36).