Pictured with former SUNY Potsdam assistant basketball coach Stan Cohen, second from left, are, from left former player and assistant coach Jon Tanous, current Coach Sherry Dobbs Jr. and Assistant Coach Tim Helms.
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's former Assistant Coach Stan Cohen was inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, March 16.
His 40 years with the team include a 696-443-career record (.611 winning percentage). Along with it, he was an influence for both NCAA Division III National Championship teams (1981, 1986) and three NCAA Division National Runners-Up (1979, 1982, and 1985).
He was also helped lead squads that won nine NCAA East Regional Championships ('79-'83, '85'-'87, '89) and 10 SUNYAC Men's Basketball Championships ('74, '77-'80, '83, '86, '87, 2004-5).
The Bears went on a stretch with Cohen at the helm from November 22, 1985 to March 14, 1987 where they won 60 consecutive contests.
His basketball experience goes beyond that with another 16 seasons as head men's basketball coach at SUNY Canton (247-143 record) and seven additional seasons as the Roos' women's basketball coach (79-57 record).
Cohen is a member of both the SUNY Canton and Potsdam halls of fame.