Tim Cohane

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Tim Cohane
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1942-05-22) May 22, 1942 (age 76)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1979 Manhattanville
1979–1983 Dartmouth
1988–1990 Merchant Marine
1993–1999 Buffalo
2010–present Roger Williams (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 223–236
Tournaments 1–5 (NCAA Division III)

Tim Cohane (born May 22, 1942) is a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran, American college basketball coach, Wall Street entrepreneur and sports lawyer. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Tim volunteered for duty in Vietnam on the rivers of the Mekong Delta. For his service, he was awarded two bronze stars, a purple heart and a dozen other commendations. Cohane served as the head basketball coach at Manhattanville College, Dartmouth College, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the University at Buffalo, compiling an overall record of 223-236.[1] Cohane resigned as head coach at Buffalo five games into the 1999–2000 season, as the result of an NCAA investigation in which he was alleged to have violated NCAA rules. He was replaced by Reggie Witherspoon as head coach of the Bulls. Since 2004, Cohane has been involved in a long-running lawsuit against the NCAA, the University at Buffalo, and the Mid-American Conference, accusing them of conspiring to remove him as coach.[2][3][4][5][6] On May 15, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of the NCAA in the case. Cohane is also a 2005 graduate of the Roger Williams School of Law, and has developed a law practice specializing in assuring due-process and related protections to coaches and student-athletes alike.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Manhattanville Valiants () (1974–1979)
1974–75 Manhattanville 9–14
1975–76 Manhattanville 9–14
1976–77 Manhattanville 17–9
1977–78 Manhattanville 17–11 NCAA NCAA Division III Regional Fourth Place
1978–79 Manhattanville 17–11 NCAA NCAA Division III Regional Fourth Place
Manhattanville: 69–59 (.539)
Dartmouth Big Green (Ivy League) (1979–1983)
1979–80 Dartmouth 6–20 3–11 T–7th
1980–81 Dartmouth 10–16 3–11 8th
1981–82 Dartmouth 7–19 1–13 8th
1982–83 Dartmouth 7–19 3–11 8th
Dartmouth: 30–74 (.288) 10–46 (.179)
Merchant Marine Mariners () (1988–1990)
1988–89 Merchant Marine 24–3 NCAA Division III Regional Third Place
1989–90 Merchant Marine 20–7
Merchant Marine: 44–10 (.815)
Buffalo Bulls (East Coast Conference) (1993–1994)
1993–94 Buffalo 10–18 3–2 3rd
Buffalo: 10–18 (.357)
Buffalo Bulls (Mid–Continent Conference) (1994–1998)
1994–95 Buffalo 18–10 12–6 3rd
1995–96 Buffalo 13–14 10–8 T–3rd
1996–97 Buffalo 17–11 11–5 T–2nd
1997–98 Buffalo 15–13 9–7 5th
Buffalo Bulls (Mid–American Conference) (1998–1999)
1998–99 Buffalo 5–24 1–17 7th (East)
1999–00 Buffalo 2–3 0–0
Buffalo: 80–93 (.462) 46–45 (.505)
Total: 223–236 (.442)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Cohane Coaching Record". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Standing Up to the N.C.A.A." The New York Times. March 23, 2012. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Judge rejects suit by former UB coach". The Buffalo News. March 22, 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Many taking the fight to the NCAA these days". USA Today. April 25, 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Potential landmark cases make these perilous times for the NCAA". CBS Sports. January 16, 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  6. ^ "Delay of game in former coach's NCAA lawsuit". lexology.com. June 28, 2012. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  7. ^ genesisstrategicadvisors.com