JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - New Mississippi State athletic director
Greg Byrne unveiled his first hire Saturday, introducing John Cohen
as the Bulldogs' new baseball coach to dozens of cheering fans in
Cohen, resigned his job at Kentucky on Friday, leaving behind
offers of more money and facility upgrades to return to the school
where he was an all-Southeastern Conference outfielder.
Ron Polk was not among those at the ceremony. Cohen's hiring
angered the former coach, who preferred his assistant, Tommy Raffo.
Polk told Byrne this week he will remove his name from the stadium
and the athletic department from his will until the athletic
director leaves the school.
Both Cohen and Raffo played for Polk from 1987-90.
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