Office Phone: 315-859-4757
Andrew Cohen is in his first year as the Mary Jayne Comey and Mac Bristol '43 Head Football Coach at Hamilton College. Cohen was the defensive coordinator at Bowdoin College in 2011. His position responsibility on the coaching staff is Hamilton's linebackers.
Cohen helped change the culture of Bowdoin's football program and revamped the Polar Bear defense. In 2010, Bowdoin ranked ninth out of 10 teams in the NESCAC in total defense (yards allowed per game). The Polar Bears improved to second place in total defense under Cohen the following year.
He was also defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Bucknell University from 2007 to 2009 (serving as interim head coach in January 2010) and defensive line coach for the Bison from 1995 to 2000. Prior to his second stint at Bucknell, Cohen was defensive line coach for Columbia University from 2005 to 2007, which had the Ivy League's top scoring defense in 2006. He was recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach for Fordham University from 2003 to 2005. With experience coaching in three of this country's most academically prestigious conferences in the NESCAC, the Ivy League and the Patriot League, Cohen fully understands the role of athletics in a college setting.
A 1993 graduate of Marist College, Cohen received a master's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994. He served as a graduate assistant defensive line coach at Stony Brook in 1993 and 1994 and was defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 2000 to 2003. The 2002 team ranked second in the country in scoring defense and finished with a record of 8-2.
Cohen and his wife Bridget are the parents of 9-year-old Seth and 5-year-old Kyle.
Office Phone: 315-859-4831
Recruiting areas: New Jersey, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Kansas, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, International.
Jeff Friedman is in his third year as an assistant football coach at Hamilton College after a four-year playing career with the Continentals. Friedman coaches the safeties.
Friedman was an assistant at Tenafly High School in New Jersey in 2009. He worked with the offensive and defensive lines and special teams. He helped guide Tenafly's varsity to a 9-1 record and he was head coach of the junior varsity.
Friedman was a three-year varsity letter winner at defensive tackle for Hamilton. He started his senior year in 2004. At Tenafly, he was an all-league selection at defensive tackle, and a two-year starter on offense and defense.
Friedman graduated with a degree in biology and a minor in history in 2005. He earned a law degree from American University in Washington, D.C., in 2008.
Les LaBrecque is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College football team. LaBrecque assists with the offensive line. He has previously coached at the high school level in Rhode Island, as well as the Naval Academy Prep School.
LaBrecque was a three-year starter at offensive guard for St. Lawrence University and also played varsity lacrosse. He graduated with a degree in psychology and has a master's in education from Providence College. LaBrecque and his wife Nan reside in Clinton, and are the parents of two married sons.
Office Phone: 315-859-4769
Recruiting areas: Syracuse, Albany, Long Island, West Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, Missouri.
Bill Spicer is in his seventh year as an assistant coach at Hamilton College. Spicer is responsible for the defensive line. He guided Onondaga Central High School to three New York State championships in seven years as varsity football coach. Former University of Michigan standout running back and Indianapolis Colt Mike Hart starred for Spicer at Onondaga.
Spicer's career record at Onondaga was 67-8 from 1999 to 2005. He won Class D state titles in 2001 and 2003, and a Class C crown in 2002. His teams won a Section III record 43 straight games. Spicer is a three-time state coach of the year selection and a 2003 recipient of the President Gerald R. Ford All-American Football Coach Award.
Spicer was the program's assistant coach in 1998. He also coached wrestling, track and field and softball during his Onondaga career. Prior to moving back to central New York, Spicer was an assistant varsity football coach at Woodmont High School in Greenville, South Carolina.
Spicer graduated from Chittenango High School and went on to earn a degree in physical education from SUNY Cortland in 1994. He played varsity football at Cortland in 1992 and 1993. Spicer received a master's degree in physical education and health from Cortland in 1999. He was an assistant varsity football coach and the head junior varsity coach at Cortland in 1995.
Spicer and his wife Jessica live in Marcellus with their two children, Michael and Makayla. Spicer also serves as Hamilton's head softball coach.
Terry Stanimer returned to Hamilton College in 2008 to serve as an assistant football coach. Stanimer was previously on the Continentals' staff in 1974 and 1975 under head coach Robert King.
Stanimer works with the running backs. He previously was an assistant at Utica College from 2004 to 2007. Prior to his time at Utica, Stanimer coached at Utica's Notre Dame High School from 1976 to 2004. He was hired as the football team's head coach in 1980.
Stanimer's Notre Dame teams won New York Section III titles in 1982, 1983 and 1999. He also guided the Jugglers to four sectional runner-up finishes. He assisted more than 125 players in the college recruiting process and represented Class C on the Section III football committee.
Office Phone: 315-859-4867
Recruiting areas: Eastern Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Utah, Louisiana.
Matt Wright is in his fifth year as an assistant football coach at Hamilton College. Wright works with the offensive line. He was an assistant at Plattsburgh (N.Y.) High School from 2005 to 2007.
Wright was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Plattsburgh's varsity in 2007. He was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the junior varsity the previous year.
Wright played for perennial Division III power Ithaca College for two years after he graduated from Plattsburgh in 2001. He earned a degree in clinical exercise science from Ithaca in 2005.
Office Phone: 315-859-4763
Ryan Anderson is in his first year as the offensive coordinator for the Hamilton College football team after spending the last two years at Western New England University in the same role.
As the offensive coordinator at Western New England, Anderson helped guide the Golden Bears to their best record in team history at 10-2 in 2011. WNEU captured its first New England Football Conference (NEFC) championship and the Golden Bears made their first NCAA Division III championship appearance.
The offense set numerous program records in Anderson's two years at WNEU, including total offense in a game (688 yards), total offense in a season (4,105 yards), points in a game (66) and points in a season (341). In 2010, the Golden Bears ranked second in the 16-team NEFC and 15th in Division III with 246.9 rushing yards per game. Anderson coached a total of nine NEFC Boyd Division all-division players on offense, including the 2010 NEFC Boyd Division Offensive Player of the Year.
Prior to WNEU, Anderson served as an assistant football coach with Gettysburg College where he worked with receivers and running backs from 2007 to 2009. The Bullets ranked fourth in total offense in Division III in 2009.
Anderson graduated with a bachelor's degree in policy management from Dickinson College in 2007. He was a four-year starter at linebacker for the Red Devils, who were the Centennial Conference champions his sophomore and senior seasons.