After 16 years of coaching cross country and track and field at the high school level, New Orleans native Mike Corn joined the Green Wave coaching staff in the summer of 2003. Corn works directly with the Green Wave men's and women's cross country teams, as well as coordinating training for the men's and women's track distance competitors.
During his first year working with the Wave distance runners, Tulane experienced much success. The 2003 Wave cross country teams posted nine team victories (five women, four men) in 14 races. In addition, Bessie Hatch and Tyler Chapman were named the Louisiana Freshman of the Year for women's and men's cross country, respectively.
A 1986 graduate of the University of New Orleans, Corn began his coaching career as an assistant for four years at Holy Cross School. He served as the head cross country coach and an assistant track and field coach at Archbishop Rummel High School, his alma mater, from 1991 to 2002. His cross country teams at Rummel regularly finished in the top five in the state, including a Louisiana Championship in 1996 and a second-place finish in 2000.
In 2002-03, he held the head cross country coaching position at Covington High School.
Corn also serves as the National Director of Schools for the USA Track and Field Coaching Education program. He is an active instructor in the Level 1 program and has served as an instructor of Biomechanics at Level 2. Additionally, he holds a Level 3 coaching certification from USATF, the highest such certification offered by the nation's track and field governing body.