Devin P. Cohen
Devin P. Cohen is a candidate for Group A Director on the USA Judo Board of Directors. He became a lifelong student of Judo, beginning in the early 1970s.
He has been fortunate to be a student of Sensei Ryohei and the late Rusty Kanokogi since early in his judo career. Devin holds the rank of Yodan (4th Dan),
and serves as Club Captain and teaching staff of Kyushu Judo Club, as well as Assistant Coach of the NYU-Polytechnic University Judo Team.
Devin knows that Judo is sport for life, and has had the pleasure of working with students from 4 to 70+, and every age in between.
He has taught competitive, collegiate, and purely recreational players.
Devin competed locally and nationally, including seven Senior Nationals in various senior shiai and kata divisions, and is a two-time
Sr. Nationals medalist in kata.
Devin is an active, working IJF-B (Continental) referee.
Devin has had the honor to serve USA Judo as the Manager/Team Leader of the US Judo Team, around the world, throughout The Americas, Europe and Asia.
He has managed various junior and senior teams, including two World Championships level events.
Devin is a Life Member of USA Judo, USJF and USJA. Devin has served on the executive committees of New York State Judo, Inc,
Hudson Judo Yudanshakai and the US Judo Federation. He has served as a committee member and delegate to the USJF and USA Judo National meetings, and
has been a long-time advocate on behalf of the local and Group A organizations. Over the years, Devin has earned a reputation as both a strong advocate and and an
honest, thoughtful intermediary.
Devin holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He practiced extensively as a litigator, mediator, and arbitrator,
before being elected to the bench in 2008.
Devin currently serves as a Judge in the New York State Courts. Devin lives in New York City with his terrific wife and their two amazing sons.