Poe Corn was born Jan. 12, 1909, in Roswell, N.M., the 19th of 20 children. After attending the New Mexico Military Institute, he was a three-sport letterman at UNM in basketball, football and track. He graduated in 1932 with a degree in Education.
Corn was the head football, basketball and track coach at Roswell High from 1932-49. His football teams compiled a 102-57-12 record while his basketball squads were 207-93 over than span. In 1938, Corn started women's physical education in Roswell Public Schools.
From 1948 until his death at age 63 on July 31, 1972, Corn served in a variety or roles as the Roswell Public Schools' Activities Director, director of athletics and physical education director.
Corn received numerous accolades for his accomplishments, including UNM's James F. Zimmerman Award.