Coaching Staff

Mike Corn

Corn is serving as only the fourth head baseball coach in Columbia State’ s rich baseball history that includes seven trips to the NJCAA World Series.

“I’m excited to be a part of Columbia State's athletic program” said Corn, who began his collegiate playing career at Columbia State in 1994. “Columbia State has a winning tradition with the program in the ’70 s, ’80s and ’90s, and I am looking forward to getting Columbia State back on top and in the national spotlight.”

Corn came to Columbia State Community College from the UT-Knoxville where he served as director of baseball operations during the 2008/2009 season. Corn joined the baseball program at UT-Knoxville in August of 2008. His primary responsibilities at Tennessee included managing all baseball camps, oversight of student managers, serving as an academic liaison to the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center and assisting with on-campus recruiting.

Prior to his position with the UT-Knoxville, Corn had spent the previous nine seasons as an assistant coach at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. He mentored the varsity infielders and also assisted with the outfielders. In addition, Corn monitored the team’s academic progress and served as recruiting coordinator during his last two years with the Pioneers. Corn acted as head coach of Tusculum’ s junior varsity baseball team during his last seven seasons.

His nine-year tenure at Tusculum saw the program post eight consecutive winning seasons, four straight 40-win campaigns, three South Atlantic Conference championships, two SAC Tournament titles and four trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament. In Corn’ s last four seasons in Greeneville, the Pioneers went 175-60-1. Tusculum turned in a sterling 50-14 record in 2007. The 50 wins remain a school and conference record and included a record 23-game winning streak. The Pioneers finished the 2007 season ranked 18th nationally and were one of only seven teams in the nation with 50 wins.

Corn’s time at Tusculum saw the program produce seven All-Americans, 13 All-Region honorees and 41 All-Conference selections. Included among that list are three South Atlantic Conference Players of the Year, two SAC Pitchers of the Year, two SAC Freshmen of the Year and one SAC Male Athlete of the Year. Additionally, 32 Pioneers garnered SAC All-Tournament distinction, including a pair who garnered MVP honors.

The Erwin, Tenn., native received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fitness Programming from Coker College in 1998. Corn played collegiately at Columbia State and Coker College. Corn has been an active member of the American Baseball Coaches Association for 12 years. Corn enjoys hunting and spending time with family and friends in his free time.