|Born:May 7, 1969|
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|NPB: April 10, 1993 for the Yokohama BayStars|
|Last update: December 15, 2013|
|Competitor for Japan|
Kohiyama was drafted in the first round of the 1992 amateur draft by the Yokohama BayStars. He was successful in his rookie year, pitching as the setup man for closer Kazuhiro Sasaki, but problems with control led the BayStars to drop him in 2001. He played with the Chinatrust Whales (a team in the Chinese Professional Baseball League) in 2002 before retiring. He currently works at TBS Radio & Communications.
He won a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics before entering the Japanese professional leagues. He pitched a shutout win against Puerto Rico in the Olympic tournament. He is the only pitcher to have recorded a shutout game in Olympic baseball.