The Washington Huskies lost athletic director Scott Woodard to Texas A&M in January. It did not take very long for them to find their replacement in interim AD Jennifer Cohen.
Cohen was appointed to an interim role with the Huskies and did a good job over the last four months. She was promoted to the permanent position and seems very thankful for the opportunity.
“I am humbled, honored, and extremely thankful for this opportunity,” said Cohen. “The University of Washington has been part of my life for nearly two decades, and I believe our department is poised to accomplish great things. Together, we will work to positively impact our student-athletes, inspire a championship culture, and build and unite our community. I believe there is no better place to achieve these things than at Washington, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Cohen was key piece in landing the Huskies’ football team head coach Chris Petersen in 2014. The coach has even praised her as being the best administrator he had ever seen.
It certainly seems like Washington has found a very good replacement in Jennifer Cohen and she seems ready to continue the successful legacy Woodard leaves behind.
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