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Cohen Resigns As Simsbury Coach Over Conflict With Administration

Cohen Resigns As Simsbury Coach Over Conflict With Administration

Just like every other year since 1988, Mike Cohen was at the first day of boys cross country practice at Simsbury High School, getting ready for the season, back in late August.

Cohen, a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association coach of the year award this year and a retired science teacher at Simsbury High, has coached both indoor and outdoor track and field at Simsbury, as well as cross country for 30 years. He started the indoor track program at the high school, where he taught biology for 35 years, and won four state championships in cross country. Last year, the girls outdoor track team he coached won the Class L state title.

But before the...