Feb 05, 2013

Columbia State Hires Joyner and Corn

Interim Tag Removed From Men's Basketball and Baseball Coaches

Columbia State Community College has removed the "Interim" tag from men's head basketball coach Jay Joyner and baseball coach Mike Corn, each of whom enter their second season with Chargers Athletics after successful first seasons.

Jay Joyner (below)

Mike Corn (below)

"We are happy to announce that both Jay Joyner and Mike Corn are now officially regular full-time employees of Columbia State Community College, as men's head basketball coach and baseball coach, respectively," said Cecelia Johnson, associate vice president for student services. "Both Jay and Mike did a great job in their first year at Columbia State not only on the court/field, but also off. They are great role models for our student athletes and we are proud to have them continue as part of the Columbia State team."

Corn led the Chargers baseball team to a 27-22 record last season, and Joyner led the men's hoops team to an impressive 20-5 record prior to losing to Walters State 60-52 in the second round of the 2010 TCCAA/NJCAA Region 7 Tournament. Joyner also was named TCCAA Coach of the Year and Western Division Coach of the Year.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.