Head Coach Al Corbeil
Head Coach Al Corbeil enters his 10th tenth year at Polk State College.
Under Corbeil, in the past nine seasons the Eagles have been one of the winningest programs in the country at the state college/community college level, posting a 330-152 record.
The Eagles captured the Suncoast Conference Championship in six of the past nine (2011, 2012,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). The baseball program has been nationally recognized and ranked in the top 20 in the country in eight of the past nine seasons by NJCAA/Perfect Game.
The 2011 baseball team paved the way, winning 22 consecutive games and a state-best 43 wins.
The 2012 club topped that with a state-best 46-win season, won the state championship, and made an appearance on the national stage with a berth in the NJCAA World Series, the first in the program’s history.
Corbeil’s players have received numerous awards over the past nine seasons, including over 60 All-Conference selections, two Player of the Year awards, three Pitcher of the Year awards, four Fireman of the Year honors, four Defensive Player of the Year awards, and two Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.
In his time at Polk State, more than 90 of Corbeil’s players have signed scholarships to play at four-year schools, and over 20 former Eagles have been selected in the MLB draft, including pitcher Alec Asher, who made his MLB debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015.
Corbeil’s players also perform in the classroom, maintaining one of the highest cumulative GPAs among the College’s athletic teams. The academic success of the program has also been recognized by the NJCAA.
While at Polk State, Corbeil has been named both FCSAA/NJCAA Coach of the Year and Suncoast Conference Coach of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2012, he was also named Coach of the Year by the Florida Diamond Club. Founded by professional scouts in 1972, the club issues one Florida Coach of the Year award every year for all college divisions and high schools in the state. The baseball program was recognized by the Polk County All-Sports Awards as the Male Collegiate Team of the year in 2011 and 2012.
Before coming to Polk State, Corbeil spent the previous two years as recruiting coordinator at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. In his two years at Florida Southern, the team finished with identical records of 41-16 and received two post-season berths to the South Regional Tournament. The Moccasins were ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II National Poll multiple times in 2009 and 2010. In addition, five players signed professional baseball contracts in his two years there.
Corbeil also worked as an assistant coach at Manatee Community College for three seasons, beginning in 2006 and serving as bench coach under NJCAA Hall of Fame Coach Tim Hill Sr. The Lancers made three consecutive trips to the state tournament, clinching runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2008. The 2007 team was the Suncoast Conference champion.
As a player, Corbeil was drafted out of Plantation High School by the Milwaukee Brewers, but chose to attend Manatee Community College (now State College of Florida), where he played for two seasons. While at Manatee, he helped lead the team to the NJCAA World Series in 1999, where it finished third. During his run at Manatee, he was a two-time All-Conference and All-State selection and holds many offensive records, including career batting average (.427) and RBI (145). Corbeil was recently inducted into the SCF Hall of Fame in 2016.
Corbeil continued his career at Division I Florida International University in Miami. In his only season at FIU he earned Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and was named a First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball News. Corbeil led the Panthers to the South Regional Tournament and finished the year hitting .399 with 13 home runs and setting a school record with 73 RBIs.
He then transferred to Florida Southern College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and First Team All-SSC, All-South Region and All-American honors.
Following his collegiate career, he was drafted in the 16th round and signed by the Anaheim Angels. While in the Angels’ organization, he was selected as a 2001 Pioneer League All-Star and finished second in the league in hitting with a .359 average. Corbeil played seven seasons of professional baseball, hitting .320 or better in four of those seasons. He played his final professional season in 2007 as a player/coach in the South Coast League.
Corbeil resides in Lakeland with his wife, Whitney, and their two sons, Azarias and Samson.
Assistant Coach Jordan Barrett
Barrett enters his first season as an assistant baseball coach at Polk State College.
Prior to Polk, Jordan was an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Florida Southern College, where he worked with pitchers on both the varsity and JV programs. He also assisted with scouting reports and recruiting at Florida Southern.
Barrett has also spent time coaching in the Florida Gulf Coast League, where he helped coach pitchers for the St. Pete Tide.
Barrett was a standout pitcher at Polk State College from 2014-2015, helping the Eagles earn Suncoast Conference Championships both seasons he competed. Jordan moved on to conclude his collegiate career at NCAA Division I Elon University, where he served as a team captain his senior season.
Jordan was drafted in the 18th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Barrett enjoyed a three year career in the Blue Jays organization before competing professionally for three more seasons with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League.
Assistant Coach Dominic Anagnos
Anagnos is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Polk State Baseball Program.
Anagnos spent parts of the 2022 season researching with physical therapist Randy Sullivan at the Florida Baseball Armory in Lakeland. Blending technology with dynamic systems theory, the constraints-led approach, and implicit learning, Anagnos is an expert in player development.
Before the Armory, Anagnos spent two seasons as the graduate assistant coach for Southeastern University under Head Coach Adrian Dinkel. There he ran the infielders and assisted with the hitters.
Anagnos served as an assistant coach for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League in 2020.
As a player, Anagnos was a two-year standout at second base for Southeastern University baseball team, a career .340 hitter in 415 at-bats. At SEU, Dominic helped lead the Fire to the 2018 Avista-NAIA National Championship, the first NAIA national title of any sport in school history.
The Round Rock, Texas native was a First Team All-Sun Conference selection for the Fire in 2019.
Prior to SEU, Anagnos spent time at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana, and two seasons at Northlake College in Dallas, where he was the 2016 Marucci Elite Hitter Award recipient and First Team All-Conference.
Assistant Coach Ryan Abrams
Ryan Abrams begins his second season as an assistant coach.
Abrams, who teaches history at Winter Haven High School, has coached and taught high school for the past 19 years and will enter his 20th season of coaching baseball.
He served as head coach at Ridge Community High School and Mount Dora Christian Academy and as an assistant at Winter Haven High School.
A graduate of Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, Tenn., Abrams was a four-year starter on the varsity baseball team, earning all-state honors four times and district player of the year twice. Named Tennessee’s 1997 Mr. Baseball, he led his team to the 1995 and 1997 state championships.
Abrams played two seasons at Volunteer State Community College. The 1999 team went to the JUCO World Series and the 2000 squad was ranked No. 1 in nation for most of the year
At Lipscomb University in Nashville, he hit .382 in 2001 -- the highest batting average in school history -- and played on Lipscomb’s first Division I team.
Abrams earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Lipscomb. He and his wife, Beth, have been married for more than 20 years and have four children: Kendall, Megan, Olivia, and Beckett.