Marty Hunter

Marty Hunter

Assistant Professor

Baseball Head Coach


Hunter first came to George Fox as an assistant baseball coach in 2003, with a primary focus on the infielders, and was named the Bruins’ associate head coach in 2005. Under his tutelage, the George Fox defense ranked in the top six nationally in fielding average for five straight seasons (2003-2007), leading the nation in both 2003 and 2005 and setting a Division III record in 2005 with a .979 fielding mark.

In the summer of 2007, Hunter was named to replace Bailey, whose 12-year run at George Fox included an NCAA Division III national title in 2004, eight Northwest Conference championships, and a win-loss record of 353-158. Bailey left for an assistant's position at Oregon State University, back-to-back NCAA Division I national champions in 2006-07, where he joined head coach Casey, who had guided the George Fox to a 171-113-1 record in seven seasons from 1988-94.

Prior to joining the George Fox staff, Hunter led Canby (Ore.) High School to a 132-63 record from 1995-2002. His teams made the state Class 4A playoffs every year and won Pacific-9 Conference titles in 1997, 1998 and 2002. He was the Pac-9 Coach of the Year in ’97, ’98, ’01, and ’02. He also continued as a teacher at Canby while working with the Bruin baseball team.

Hunter coached Bend (Ore.) High School from 1991-94, going 68-40. Bend won Intermountain Conference titles in 1991 and 1992, and he was named Coach of the Year in the conference both seasons. In 1990, he served as an assistant coach with the Bend Bucks, a team in the professional Class A Northwest League.

A graduate of Gresham (Ore.) High School, Hunter attended Linfield College, where he received two letters as a football cornerback and three as a second baseman and catcher on the baseball team. He earned both dual business and health degrees from Linfield in 1984, then worked at Gladstone, Gresham, and West Albany High Schools, all in Oregon, before landing in Bend. He completed a master of education degree from Linfield in 1991.

In addition to his coaching duties, Hunter serves as an instructor in the George Fox Department of Health and Human Performance. He and his late wife Kim have two sons: Taylor, 25, a two-time all-conference shortstop for the Bruins who enters his third year as an assistant coach for his alma mater, and Tucker, 22, who graduated from Oklahoma State University and lives in Dallas, Texas. Marty resides in Canby.