Former SUNY Canton Coach Stanley Cohen ’56 was honored with a scholarship being established in his name by a former athlete. Robert C. Rogers, class of 1960, made a $100,000 gift to honor Cohen, who served as an instructor, a coach, and an athletic director for 39-years at SUNY Canton.
“Stan Cohen instilled a work ethic in each of us that we knew we needed to be successful. He had a steadying effect on the squad and was a dynamic and energetic coach who helped us grow and develop as players and people,” said Rogers.
The Stanley Cohen Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to scholar-athletes who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and financial need and are U. S. citizens.
Cohen received a B.A. in economics from Hobart, playing lacrosse, soccer, and as captain of the basketball team. He was also a brother in the Phi Phi Delta fraternity.
After graduation, Cohen went to SUNY Canton in 1957 and started out as the basketball coach and an accounting instructor. He eventually became the College’s athletic director and served in that capacity until 1972. He expanded the sport offerings by adding hockey, wrestling, cross country and baseball. He retired in 1996.