Coach Corsi is entering his 20th season as a head coach and is in his 12th year coaching showcase baseball. Since 2007, Coach Corsi and his staff continue to field high caliber showcase teams that compete on the national level. Most recently, his 17u team from fall 2017 earned the eluvise invite to the 18u Perfect Game World championships at the Roger Dean Complex. That feat was accomplished because of their Runner-Up finish at the World Qualifier. In Coach Corsi’s words, “Getting a CP team to the Worlds was the last thing dangling over my head in terms of short term accomplishments. It’s an exttremly prideful feat and being the only team / staff from North Florida to ever do it makes all the hard work worthwhile. That accomplishment was for every CP player that never had the opportunity to play in that event and for my incredibly loyal coaching staff.”
The Coastal Prospects has continuously lead Northeast Florida in the placement of student-athletes in the collegiate and/or professional level (See Wall of Fame). Almost every year since 2007, Coach Corsi has produced double digit signees from his showcase teams. His highly national ranked 2015 team had 15 players sign national letters of intent to continue their respective careers. His 2009 team had a record setting 18 players sign scholarships!!
Coach Corsi has a strong ethic and very high demands for his players regardless of ability level. His passion and intense approach to the game has helped him lead players and teams to prominent levels. Coach Corsi loves the challenge of winning nationally with local players. He has had a tremendous track record with this endeavor. (See accolade page) Besides the deep run at the 2017 World Qualifier, one of his proudest accomplishments was the 2015 team’s 24th place finish out of 308 teams in the National Championships. That team won 6 consecutive PG pool championships over a 2 year span and to date is the most decorated summer team to ever represent Jacksonville, Florida. Besides leading the showcase players, Coach Corsi and his staff also spend each fall/spring on player development with their young teams. The goal is to give these kids lifelong positive experieces while preparing the willing for showcase ball.
Prior to creating the Coastal Prospects, Coach Corsi worked as a head coach, instructor, and Director of Baseball Operations at the World of Baseball in Jacksonville, Florida. As head coach, he helped lead the organization to 7 Perfect Game Pool Championships. He led a team to a 9th place and 15th place finish in the World Championships, a 16u Top 10 out of 142 teams in the National Championships, and (2) Final 4 appearances in the World Qualifier.
Prior to WOB, he was a head varsity baseball coach/science teacher at Campbell High School & Alpharetta High School. Both programs were state ranked in the top 10 and top 5 respectively. While teaching/coaching he received multiple accolades; Martin Luther King Humanitarian of the Year for his accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom. Teacher of the Year in 2001, Georgia State Coach of the Month in April ‘06, and Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers multiple years. As a high school coach, he also had the privilege of coaching 6 young men that were drafted in rounds 5 – 21 by Major League Baseball.
Coach Corsi played high school baseball in Ohio. In 1993, he was chosen as the Ohio State Player of the Year. In both 1991 and 1993 he was chosen as the Eastern Ohio Player of the Year. He earned a Division I scholarship to attend Georgia State University where he was a conference starter as a true Freshman. After his 2nd arm injury, he knew it was time to pass on his knowledge and passion to the next generation of aspiring players. He was fortunate to become a head baseball coach at 23 years old and will continue to do so until the ‘game is over’.
Coach is married to his high school sweetheart, Melany Corsi. Melany was a 4 year 1st team All – Conference player at Georgia State University leading her team to a top 20 NCAA National Ranking and appearance in the NCAA Regionals. She was ranked top 10 nationally in both Homeruns and Triples. She was the head varsity fastpitch coach at Roswell High School and led the team to the school’s first ever State Final 4. She was also voted Region Coach of the Year back to back years. She is currently the head varsity fast pitch coach at Camden County High School.
The Corsi’s have 4 children; A.J. Corsi (14), Cameron Corsi (11), and twins Nico & Isabella Corsi (8). They also have two Charcoal Labs “Lefty” and “Apollo”