John Cohen (baseball)

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John Cohen
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Athletic Director
Team Mississippi State
Record 284–203–1 (.583)
Biographical details
Born (1966-09-21) September 21, 1966 (age 50)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Alma mater Mississippi State University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1997 Missouri (asst.)
1998–2001 Northwestern State
2002–2003 Florida (asst.)
2004–2008 Kentucky
2009–2016 Mississippi State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2016–present Mississippi State
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1998 Southland Conference
2001 Southland Conference
2006 Southeastern Conference
2012 SEC Tournament
2013 College World Series Runner-up
2016 Southeastern Conference
Governor's Cup Record 4–4
Awards
1998 Southland Conference Coach of the Year
2001 Southland Conference Coach of the Year
2005 USA Baseball National Team
2006 Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year
2006 ABCA South Region Coach of the Year
2006 National Coach of the Year
2013 ABCA South Region Coach of the Year
2016 Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year

John Cohen (born September 21, 1966) is the former head baseball coach of Mississippi State University and Current Athletic Director. He played college baseball at Mississippi State (1988–1990) after spending a single season at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama (1986). He also played on the 1990 College World Series team his senior year at Mississippi State. He then spent two years in the Minnesota Twins farm system (1990–1991). He served as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri from 1992–97 before becoming head coach at Northwestern State University from 1998–2001, where he won two conference championships. He moved on to the University of Florida for two seasons (2002–2003) as an assistant before accepting the head coaching job at the University of Kentucky. On June 6, 2008, Cohen was announced as the head coach of his alma mater, Mississippi State. He is originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Northwestern State Demons (Southland Conference) (1998–2001)
1998 Northwestern State 40–20 15–8 1st
1999 Northwestern State 38–21 18–9 2nd
2000 Northwestern State 30–26 14–13 T–5th
2001 Northwestern State 38–17 19–8 1st
Northwestern State: 146–84 (.635) 66–38 (.635)
Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (2004–2008)
2004 Kentucky 24–30 7–23 6th (East)
2005 Kentucky 29–27 7–22 6th (East)
2006 Kentucky 44–17 20–10 1st (East) NCAA Regional
2007 Kentucky 34–19–1 13–16–1 5th (East)
2008 Kentucky 44–19 16–14 3rd (East) NCAA Regional
Kentucky: 175–112–1 (.609) 63–85–1 (.426)
Mississippi State Bulldogs (Southeastern Conference) (2009–present)
2009 Mississippi State 25–29 9–20 6th (West)
2010 Mississippi State 23–33 6–24 6th (West)
2011 Mississippi State 38–25 14–16 T–2nd (West) NCAA Super Regional
2012 Mississippi State 40–24 16–14 T–2nd (West) NCAA Regional
2013 Mississippi State 51–20 16–14 3rd (West) College World Series Runner-up
2014 Mississippi State 39–24 18–12 3rd (West) NCAA Regional
2015 Mississippi State 24–30 8–22 7th (West)
2016 Mississippi State 44–18–1 21–9 1st (West) NCAA Super Regional (#6 National Seed)
Mississippi State: 284–203–1 (.583) 108–130 (.454)
Total: 605–399–2 (.602)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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