OPEN FORUM FOR BASEBALL HEAD COACHING CANDIDATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING

August 19, 2013

MARTIN, Tenn. – The general public and University of Tennessee at Martin alumni have been invited to an open forum featuring Skyhawk head baseball coaching candidate Mike Corn on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The session will take place in Room 111 (legislative chamber) of the Boling University Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Corn is the current head baseball coach at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tenn. He has tallied a 138-69 record (.667 winning percentage) over four seasons at the helm of the prestigious Chargers program.

A two-time Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year recipient, Corn led Columbia State to the TCCAA and NJCAA Region VII Tournament championship in 2013, as well as a TCCAA championship in 2012 and NJCAA Region VII championship in 2011.

Corn’s best season at Columbia State came in 2012, when he guided the Chargers to a program-best 43 victories and an NJCAA national No. 4 ranking. That squad also won a TCCAA-record 38 straight home games and produced the only MLB Draft pick in the TCCAA (Marsalis Holloway).

Before arriving at Columbia State, Corn served as director of baseball operations at the University of Tennessee during the 2009 season and as an assistant coach at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn.

In his nine seasons at Tusculum, the Pioneers posted eight straight winning seasons, four consecutive 40-win campaigns, three South Atlantic Conference titles, two SAC Tournament championships and four appearances in the NCAA Division-II tournament. In 2007, Corn helped guide Tusculum to 50 wins, which broke the conference and school record for most victories in a season.

Corn is an Erwin, Tenn. native and graduated from Coker College in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in fitness programming.