Jason Cohen became the first Caltech men's tennis coach on July 16, 2018 following a decision to split the men's and women's coaching jobs for the first time ever. He has inherited an Ijtercollegiate Tennis Association Top-40 program and will now be tasked with moving the Beavers further up the rankings while becoming increasingly competitive with the nations top programs and continuing a tradition of academic success.
Cohen brings with outstanding credentials as a former Division III coach and player in addition to a winning pedigree at high-academic institutions. He spent the previous three years coaching the men's and women's tennis programs at Colby College, where he amassed a combined 51-45 record between both programs while also guiding his teams to ITA All-Academic honors in 2016 and 2017. Prior to coaching at Colby, Cohen had a four-year run coaching both teams at Juniata College where he put together a combined 94-51 record. A 2015 graduate of the USTA High Performance Coaching Program, Cohen's greatest success came that same year when he led the Juniata men to the 2015 Landmark Conference title, the first championship in school history for either tennis program while also leading the women's team to an ECAC Division III title at the same time.
The Baltimore native played first singles at Stevenson University for four years and is the winningest player in the history of the program, setting the singles record with 39 wins and setting the doubles mark with 36 wins. He won team MVP in each of his four years and twice earned first-team recognition in the North Eastern Athletics Conference (NEAC). Cohen also led Stevenson to two NEAC championships in his final two seasons before graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems and immediately transitioning into the role of head men's and women's coach the very next year.