Josh Cohen enters his fifth season at Penn after coaching a quartet of All-Ivy performers during his first four years on the job.
One of the players he coached, Hicham Laalej, finished his career as a two-time first-team All-Ivy selection for the Red and Blue in 2009 and 2011. Laalej was ranked as high as 105th in the nation during his career and also reached the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships in 2009.
Cohen came to Penn after completing an outstanding collegiate tennis career at the University of Miami. The winningest player in Miami history, Cohen was ranked No. 1 in U.S. Juniors at every age group, and finished his juniors career ranked 19th in the world. He reached the Round of 16 at the U.S. Open Junior Singles Championship, and was a quarterfinalist at the French Open Junior Doubles.
Cohen has competed in all four Grand Slam events at least twice and has participated in the U.S. Open four times. By the end of his senior season, Cohen was ranked No. 18 in the nation for singles play and No. 3 in doubles. He was a first-team All-ACC and Big East selection and also earned first-team All-America status. Cohen was also a finalist at the National Juniors Championship in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The top-ranked men's player in middle states, Cohen is no stranger to the Philadelphia area, having grown up in Philly. He was the singles winner at the USTA International Grass Courts in Philadelphia in 2003.
Along with his illustrious resume as a player, Cohen has already gained experience coaching some of the best athletes in the country, having worked with some of the top-ranked junior female players in the United States. He also spent time as a hitting partner for famed professional players Venus and Serena Williams.