Jacob Cohen joined the Louisiana Tech track and field staff beginning with the 2014 season after being hired in Oct. 2013. He joins the Louisiana Tech Family after spending the last three years as an assistant coach at Lamar where he oversaw sprints, jumps, multi-events and hurdles.
While at Lamar, Cohen's student-athletes set 10 school records, claimed nine All-Southland Conference honors, recorded 33 school top-five performances and posted five qualifying marks for the NCAA Prelims.
Prior to his tenure at Lamar, Cohen assisted Calvin Robinson - now at Louisiana Tech - with the jumps and multis at Miami while working specifically with the pole vaulters. That year (2009-10) the Hurricane jumpers had three athletes in the NCAA Indoor Championships, two at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with one garnering All-American honors. The jumps group also had four ACC all-conference performances that year.
Cohen competed in the pole vault for University of Miami for one year, and competing at the University of Delaware in multiple events during his undergrad career.
He holds a bachelor's degree in human services, education and public policy from the University of Delaware (2008) and a master's degree in sports administration from Miami (Fla.) which he received in 2009.
Cohen has a USTFCCCA Track and Field Academy Jumps Specialist certification and USATF Level II certification in the jumps.