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Potsdam’s Cohen to be inducted into state Hall

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POTSDAM — Longtime SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton basketball coach Stan Cohen will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame in March, SUNY Potsdam has announced.

Induction ceremonies are slated for the weekend of the state high school basketball tournament March 14-16 in Glens Falls.

Cohen, an assistant coach for the Bears, worked on the sidelines at Potsdam during its greatest success. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 1981 and 1986 NCAA Division III championship teams as well as the 1979, 1982 and 1985 runners-up.

Cohen was head coach for the SUNY Canton men’s team for 16 years, compiling a 247-143 record. He also coached the women’s team at Canton for seven years, going 79-57.

Cohen is a graduate of Hobert College and was a co-captain of the 1955-56 men’s basketball team.

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