Adam Cohen has completed his first season as a member of Tommy Amaker’s coaching staff.
With Cohen on board, the 2013-14 Crimson set program records for overall wins (27) and conference victories (13) en route to the team's fourth consecutive Ivy League title and a third straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. During March Madness, the 12th-seeded Crimson knocked off fifth-seeded Cincinnati in the tournament's second round, and nearly pulled off an upset of fourth-seeded Michigan State to reach the Sweet 16. Harvard also won the Great Alaska Shootout along the way, and a record six Crimson were named to the All-Ivy League teams, including player of the year Wesley Saunders '15.
Cohen arrived in Cambridge after spending the 2012-13 season with the Rice Owls. There he worked primarily with the perimeter players, including Max Guercy who was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team after garnering five freshman of the week honors. Cohen was also heavily involved in the Owls’ recruiting efforts, helping to secure the next season’s class of incoming freshmen.
Prior to joining the Rice staff, Cohen spent three seasons at Southern Cal where he climbed the ranks from video coordinator to director of basketball operations. During his final season at USC, Cohen was responsible for assisting in scouting preparation, film exchange and breakdown, and oversight of USC basketball camps. He also served as a liaison with the compliance department and worked closely with student-athletes on their academic progress.
Cohen began his coaching career in 2008-09 as a graduate assistant at New Orleans.
A 2008 graduate of Arizona, Cohen served as a student manager and assistant video coordinator for three years under Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson. Cohen worked with six future NBA players while with the Wildcats and aided the program to 59 total wins and three NCAA Tournament appearances. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science in May of 2008.
Cohen currently serves on the board of director for Rising Coaches Elite, an organization created by collegiate coaches for collegiate coaches that offers collaborative assistance, networking and avenues for career growth. He has also worked numerous summer camps, including Five Star, Arizona, Buffalo and USC. He also ran a camp in Chengdu, China during the summer of 2007 for Nike Basketball.
Cohen is a Buffalo, N.Y., native where he attended Williamsville North High School. He was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and captained the team as a senior.