Columbia State Community College head baseball coach and Erwin native Mike Corn was named Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association on Wednesday, Jan. 30. This marks the second consecutive year Corn has received this award.
Im honored to have been again selected by the TBCA, Corn said. In all reality, its our young men who should be honored. They are the team of the year in my eyes.
The Chargers finished the 2012 season with a record 38 consecutive wins at home, a program best 43 victories and a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national ranking of number four.
The 2012 team also boasted four Division-I signees and the only MLB draft pick in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA), Marsalis Holloway, who was selected 34th by the Kansas City Royals.
With the level of play seen in todays college athletics, every single game is a challenge, Corn said. I am anxious to see if our program is mature enough to defend the 2012 TCCAA title. It will take a total buy-in for all of us to repeat last years success.
Off the field, CSCC players routinely volunteer for community service projects in the Columbia area, including a special outreach effort with the Boys & Girls Club, People Helping People, MLKCC, Community Collaborative Clean-up and Maury Regional Hospital.
For the remainder of this article please see the February 5, 2013 edition of The Erwin Record.