Gary Cohen is a play-by-play announcer for NCAA Basketball and the NCAA Tournament on the Westwood One Radio Network.
A native of Queens, New York, Cohen has spent a quarter century with the New York Mets organization and is currently the television voice of the team on SNY. Prior to joining SNY, Cohen was a member of the Mets’ WFAN Radio team for 17 years.
In addition to his work with the Mets, Cohen has been the radio voice for Seton Hall University since 2003 and served in the same capacity for St. John’s University basketball from from 1995-2002. Cohen also called Olympic hockey for CBS Radio (now Westwood One Sports) in 1992, 1994 and 1998.
A graduate of Columbia University, Cohen lives in Connecticut with his wife, Lynn, their children Trevor, Kira, Jess, Jaclyn and Zach and their dogs Wryly, Cubby and Angie.
ALBANY, NY – For the sixth time in the last eight years, the Iona Gaels are headed to the NCAA Tournament after an 81-60 victory over Monmouth in the MAAC Championship Game on Monday night. Gary Cohen…Read More »
SYRACUSE, NY – Terance Mann scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Florida State dominated Syracuse in an 80-62 win on Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome. Gary Cohen and Steve Lappas called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
BOSTON, MA – Top-seeded Villanova rode five players scoring double digits to advance to their 2nd Final Four in three years with a 71-59 victory over Texas Tech. The Wildcats overcame a hot start by the Red Raiders, who led by 9-1 at one point, to lead at halftime and…Read More »
OMAHA, NE – After a night that saw #9 Kansas State, #11 Loyola-Chicago and #9 Florida State advance to the Elite 8, the top seeds of the Midwest and East regions returned to form Friday as #1 seeds Kansas and Villanova dispatched #5’s Clemson and West Virginia, respectively. In the…Read More »
ALBANY, NY – For the third straight year and fifth time in the past seven, Iona is heading to the NCAA Tournament. The Gaels topped Fairfield 83-71 on Monday night to capture the MAAC title. Gary Cohen and Jim Jackson had the call on Westwood One.Read More »
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Luke Maye’s jumper with .3 seconds left on the clock gave top-seeded North Carolina a 75-73 win over second-seeded Kentucky in the South Regional Final on Sunday evening. With the win, North Carolina has secured a Final Four appearance for the second consecutive season. Maye finished with a…Read More »
MEMPHIS, TN – De’Aaron Fox set a new record for a freshman in the NCAA Tournament with 39 points in Kentucky’s Sweet 16 victory against UCLA, but he’d prefer to not do that every night. He knows for his Wildcats to advance to the Final Four, they’ll have to play…Read More »
MEMPHIS, TN – In a regional final for the ages, national powerhouses UNC and Kentucky will meet for a spot in the Final Four. With Roy Williams and John Calipari at the helm for the Tar Heels and Wildcats, respectively, you can be sure both teams will be prepared. The…Read More »