Auburn introduces John Cohen as athletic director
AUBURN, Ala. (WSFA) - Auburn University formally introduced its 16th new athletics director during a Tuesday morning news conference.
The university recently hired John Cohen away from Mississippi State, where he held the same position since 2016.
Cohen’s 25-year career in college athletics started with Bulldogs baseball. He also served in other roles during his tenure at Mississippi State.
“John has a wealth of experience in college athletics, particularly in the Southeastern Conference and his resume and references are impeccable,” Auburn President Chris Roberts said during an announcement on Oct. 31. “His leadership and success as a head coach and an athletic director speak for themselves. John will embrace Auburn and be a tremendous leader for our athletics program as we move forward.”
Cohen takes over on the Plains following Allen Greene’s departure from the athletics director position in August.
Among the new AD’s top priorities will be finding a new head football coach to replace Bryan Harsin, who was terminated by the university the same day as Cohen’s hiring.
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