By Jen Malti
Assistant Sports Editor
After graduating just a couple months ago from Fairleigh Dickinson, the 2-seam, fastball-throwing Aaron Cohn has signed a professional contract with The Oakland Athletics.
The former pitcher for the men’s baseball team announced the news via Instagram on Aug. 5.
“Playing baseball my entire life, everybody dreams about making it to the majors, but you have to get into professional baseball first,” said Cohn via a Zoom interview with The Equinox. “Signing the contract was a dream come true. It was a good moment and something I will never forget for sure.”
Cohn graduated this past spring with a Bachelor’s in Political Science.
When signing the contract, Cohn looked back at how his time at FDU prepared him.
“Throughout my years at FDU, I was able to mature as a person, as a player and educate myself for all the right moves in the future,” said Cohn.
Throughout his career at FDU, Cohn recorded 67 strikeouts. In his last season, Cohn had seven strikeouts and only allowed 16 hits. He also recorded a shutout in seven innings pitched with four strikeouts against University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Men’s baseball head coach Rob Ditoma said via email about Cohn, “It is always great to see someone realize their childhood dream of signing a professional contract. We wish Aaron all the best in his pursuit of a long career in the game of baseball.”
Before Fairleigh Dickinson, Cohn played for Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida, and played under Hall of Fame coach Wade Boggs. He also pitched a 1.70 ERA over 57.2 innings in his senior year of high school.
As Cohn takes the next step in his professional career, he’s eager for what’s to come.
“I’m looking forward to getting better along the way, working as hard as I can, and enjoying the journey because not everybody gets this opportunity. I feel very special and very blessed to say I am now a professional baseball player for a great organization.”
The Equinox wishes Cohn good luck and success as he starts his road to the show.