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John Cohen Signs Four Year Contract Extension, Named Associate Athletic Director

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Well, after winning the first SEC Regular Season Championship since 1989 and guiding the Bulldogs to host a Super Regional, John Cohen has been given a four year contract extension.

The extension should come as no surprise as the Bulldogs would like to keep the 2016 SEC Coach of the Year around for the foreseeable future. After setting a new school record of SEC wins with 21 this past season, taking 9 of 10 SEC series, beating LSU, Florida, and Vanderbilt, and going 3-1 against Ole Miss, this sort of extension should have been expected. With the new contract, Cohen will now be with Mississippi State through 2020 but possibly even longer than that.

What wasn’t expected with this contract, however, is the addition of the title of Associate Athletic Director.

This could possibly lead to a situation where John Cohen would be with the athletic department for quite some time as an administrator, should he ever decide to get out of coaching.

Regardless of any potential for Cohen to work in the athletic department, it’s clear that Scott Stricklin values what Cohen brings to the table as a coach. It’s not been released as to how much John Cohen will make with this new extension, but it is probably more than the $632,500 that was on his last deal.