This afternoon, there have been experiences that the College of Southern California would fill its open Athletic Director emptiness with Washington’s Jen Cohen. ESPN’s Pete Thamel was among the many first to report the information alongside The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach. Cohen replaces the departed Mike Bohn, who had a controversial tenure, to say the least.
This information is on the heels of USC declaring a press convention earlier this morning in regards to the place.
Ms. Cohen was employed after experiences emerged that Florida State athletic director Michael Alford denied curiosity within the emptiness Sunday night.
Cohen was the sitting AD on the College of Washington since 2016 and oversaw a number of teaching transitions within the soccer program. FOX analyst Chris Petersen retired, the hiring and ultimately firing of Jimmy Lake (for trigger), and Kalen DeBoer was employed below her watch. Washington’s basketball program was aggressive however wasn’t the best below her watch as nicely. She’s additionally a sitting member of the School Soccer Playoff Committee. Her crowning achievement throughout her Huskies tenure might have been being a part of the school’s process to hitch the Huge Ten. Apparently, her new program can be on the similar convention as her former one subsequent season. Washington travels to the Coliseum to tackle USC in early November so she doesn’t have to attend that lengthy to resume acquaintances.
She is a SoCal native, graduating from San Diego State so she’s intimately conscious of the pressures and expectations of the storied USC athletics applications. Cohen’s departure to SC, it stays to be seen what UW does to exchange a really profitable AD amidst a transitional and historic watershed second. Cohen joins USC at a time when soccer is on the upswing with an important coach and a Heisman winner returning. It will likely be fascinating to see how she molds the athletic division in her imaginative and prescient.