11/07/2017 10:41 AM
Martin currently serves as an Assistant Head Coach at Webber International University.
The Saugerties Stallions are pleased to announce the appointment of Collin Martin as Head Coach for the 2018 Season. Collin currently is in his third season as Assistant Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida.
Martin, a Winter Haven native, brings high school, collegiate, and professional coaching experience to Saugerties. He will oversee the entire on-field responsibilities for the Saugerties Stallions. Collin will also be responsible for running the Saugerties Stallion’s Baseball Camps and will assist in various community efforts with the Front Office.
During his tenure at Polk State, the program led the state of Florida with a combined 162 wins in 4 seasons, while being ranked #1 in the state of Florida/Region 8 all 4 years, also ranking in the top 10 nationally every year.
From 2011-2014 Polk State had 42 All-Suncoast Conference Selections, 9 All-State Selections, and in 2014 Daniel Sweet was named the State Player of the Year. Throughout that time, 43 of the program's players moved on to four-year programs. Since joining the staff in 2010, Polk State's offense consistently led the conference in offensive categories and under Martin's tutelage the program broke several offensive records including runs, RBI, doubles, triples, at-bats, walks, stolen bases and hit-by-pitches.
Before joining the Polk State staff, Martin coached for one season as an assistant at Florida Southern College. While there, he assisted with offensive instruction, handled outfield, base running duties, and served as the first base coach. In 2010, FSC won 41 games, was ranked as high as #1 nationally, and made an appearance in the Regional Tournament.
Prior to Florida Southern, Martin served as an assistant coach at Winter Haven High School from 2006-2009, and spent the summer of 2009 as an assistant coach with Cotuit Kettleers of the prestigious Cape Cod League. Before making the move to high school coaching, he coached professionally for the Florence Freedom of the Independent Frontier League in 2007.
Martin played collegiate baseball at Santa Fe Community College, where he was a First Team All-Conference selection in 2004. He transferred to Webber International University for the 2005-2006 seasons. In 2006, he was a First Team All-Sun Conference selection, a First Team All-Southern Region choice and an Honorable Mention NAIA All-American.
After graduating from WIU in 2006 he signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians and later signed with the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League.
He is the son of former Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and currently resides in Winter Haven.