|At Juniata:||Men's: 20-17, Women's: 15-15 (Third Season)|
Cohen is entering his third season as the head coach of the men and women’s tennis programs at Juniata College. After stepping into the role in the spring of 2012, Cohen just completed his first full year at the helm where he led both programs to record seasons.
Juniata finished the 2013 season tying program records in wins and seeing a record number of all-conference selections across the board. Both of Cohen’s programs defied the preseason poll and worked their way into the postseason for the first time since 2009.
Each of Cohen’s teams are also academically sound, earning 15 academic awards during the 2012-13 season, including the John E. Blood Award which is presented to the senior student-athlete who earned the highest grade point average (GPA) combined with significant athletic achievement at Juniata. For the second straight year, the women’s tennis team won the Juniata team GPA award for having the highest collective GPA of all the institutions intercollegiate sports.
Not slowing down in the offseason, Cohen headed to Europe to coach junior tennis players with TENNIS:EUROPE in tournaments across Italy, Holland and France during the summer of 2013. The team consisted of 15 juniors who ranged from 13-16 years of age and hailed from all over the country.
In the 2012 men's spring season, the Eagles posted a 7-8 record, recording two Landmark wins. A rebuilding women’s team finished 2-9 but still saw three land on Landmark All-Conference teams.
Cohen comes to Juniata having spent four years as the head men and women's tennis coach at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Md. During Cohen’s tenure at Stevenson, the Mustangs qualified for the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) tournament every season, and three of Cohen’s student-athletes earned All-CAC honors.
Academically, the Cohen-coached Stevenson women’s team won the school’s GPA award in 2010, and finished second in 2011.
Cohen led Stevenson tennis in a number of community service and outreach programs during his time as head coach. The Mustang tennis student-athletes volunteered with the Special Olympics national championships during the team’s 2011 spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C., and volunteered time with the Maryland Unified Sports Tennis State High School Invitational.
On campus, Stevenson hosted a United States Tennis Association (USTA) men’s open event in each of the last four seasons, and also hosted a USTA Campus Kid’s Day in 2010 to raise interest in both Stevenson tennis and the sport in general.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Cohen was a teaching pro at Greenspring Racquet Club from 2008 to 2011. Since 2011, Cohen has been the assistant tennis pro at Baltimore Country Club.
A four-year letterwinner at Stevenson (then known as Villa Julie College), Cohen played No. 1 singles and doubles for the Mustangs, completing his career with the school records for singles and doubles victories. A three-time team captain, he twice earned All-North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) honors and led the Mustangs to NEAC championships in his junior and senior seasons. A 2007 graduate of Stevenson, Cohen has a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems.