After 38 years, Chatham High School will have a new ice hockey coach.
Cohen retired on Dec. 31, 2011 because of a board policy that did not allow the athletic director to coach a sports team. Cohen served as athletic director at Chahtam High since 1997.
The board approved Cohen as the hockey coach for the 2011-12 season. This year, Board Member Rich Connors said, the board opted to interview several candidates, including Cohen, for the position of head coach.
Cohen "applied for the position [of hockey coach], and went through the whole interview process," Connors said, but "the administration decided to go with Gilberti."
The ice hockey team won their first Public B state championship in 2011 with Cohen and Gilberti as head and assistant coach.