Harlan Cohen

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Harlan Cohen
Personal information
Born 1934 (age 82–83)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Coaching information
Previous teams coached
Years Teams
Women's national team

Harlan Cohen (born 1934) is an American volleyball coach who led both the United States men's and women's national teams during the mid-1960s. Cohen coached the men in 1966. He coached the women to a gold medal at the 1967 Pan American Games and a silver medal at the 1967 World Championships in Tokyo. He was head coach of the USA women's team for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

Cohen coached at Santa Monica College alongside Burt DeGroot from 1961 to 1972. Their teams won seven USA Volleyball (USVBA) college championships. He later was the head coach at Pepperdine University from 1975 to 1976 where his team won the USVBA championship in 1975.


  • Cohen received the George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award from USA Volleyball in 1999.
  • In 2000, he was awarded an All-Time Great Volleyball Coach Award from USA Volleyball.