Hagerstown Flying Boxcars

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Coaching Staff – Hagerstown Flying Boxcars

Coaching Staff

Mark Mason, Manager

Mason joins the Flying Boxcars after reaching an agreement to become the club’s first manager. Prior to joining the Flying Boxcars, Mason held managerial positions with the York Revolution in the Atlantic League as well as other professional baseball clubs across the Frontier League. 

Upon leaving the Revolution in 2022, Mason was the most decorated manager in club history, leading the club to 606 wins and three Atlantic League Championships. He now stands fourth all-time in Atlantic League for wins and has accumulated several personal accolades, including the 2014 Atlantic League Manager of the Year Award.  

Mason brings a veteran presence to a brand-new Flying Boxcars team, with extensive knowledge and success in the Atlantic League. 

“I could not be more excited for this tremendous opportunity to lead our team on and off the field.  It’s a great feeling to be coming back to the Atlantic League where I have spent so many seasons,” said Manager Mark Mason. “I want to thank the owners and front office staff for believing in me and giving me this incredible opportunity.  I look forward to meeting our fans, sponsors and all of our supporters as we continue to move closer to the start of the season.  My work will start immediately to put an exciting, competitive and entertaining team together that everyone will be proud to come out and support.”  

Mason’s coaching career started in 1987, when he joined Washington and Jefferson College, winning multiple conference titles and Coach of the Year awards. Mason found success at the collegiate level with Waynesburg College and the University of Pittsburgh, while also having stints with other Atlantic League and Frontier League teams. In 2009, Mason joined the York Revolution and would become their longest tenured and most decorated manager. 

“We are thrilled that Mark will lead the Flying Boxcars in our inaugural season” said General Manager David Blenckstone. “His experience in the Atlantic League, building quality rosters and leading successful teams will be a huge asset. We can’t wait to play ball in April

Enohel Polanco, Hitting Coach

Enohel Polanco will serve as the Hagerstown Flying Boxcars’ hitting coach during the 2024 season. He spent 12 seasons with Manager Mark Mason, as a member of the York Revolution’s coaching staff, bringing tons of Atlantic League Experience to the Flying Boxcars. As a member of the York Revolution, he helped his squad to multiple post season appearances as a hitting and third base coach, and most recently served with the Lexington Counter Clocks as their hitting coach during the 2023 season. Polanco’s playing career began in 1995, as a member of the Kingsport Mets, a New York affiliate. Throughout his career, he played for four other major league farm systems through 14 years of service. 

Manny Corpas, Pitching Coach

Manny Corpas has been announced as the Hagerstown Flying Boxcars’ pitching coach for the 2024 season. Corpas brings Major League experience to the Flying Boxcars coaching staff, having started his playing career in 1999 with the Colorado Rockies, where he notably served as a reliever during their 2007 World Series run. As a player, Corpas also represented the Chicago Cubs, as well as a number of Atlantic League sides, including the York Revolution, where he played under current Flying Boxcars manager Mark Mason. Corpas made his coaching debut in 2022 as a member of the Martinez Sturgeon, where he also served as a player.