TC97: John Cohen, Mississippi State (part 1)

One of the most storied collegiate baseball programs in the country has produced some great players. One of those great players eventually became the head coach. On this episode, we’re talking to the head coach at Mississippi State University, John Cohen. And bucking the trend somewhat, he’s one of the few outfielders that has become a head coach at a big time program (at least according to the very unscientific and informal Top Coach survey).

Cohen grew up right across the border in Alabama, right in the shadow of the University of Alabama campus. In this episode, Coach Cohen talks about being allowed (and allowing others) to make mistakes, starting from (literally) the ground up by cutting grass and running concessions, and building up a huge negative balance on his Visa card as a sort of “investment” in his coaching future.

Listen to part 2 of our interview with Coach Cohen here.

Follow John Cohen on Twitter.
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photo credit: Mississippi State Athletics

Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (
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  1. I really enjoyed both interviews with Coach John Cohen. So glad to have found your website and podcast. Will certainly get the word out to my friends. Only 2 days away from first pitch….Hail State!

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