Cohen Out as Coyotes President

Arizona Sports News online


By Andrew Bell


According to reports, Arizona Coyotes President and CEO Ahron Cohen is no longer with the team. 


The news was first reported by Craig Morgan of The Athletic. Cohen joined the organization in August of 2015 under former majority owner Andrew Barroway. His first role was chief operating and legal officer.


He was promoted to his current role in July 2018, replacing Steve Patterson. During his tenure with the Coyotes, the organization has since been purchased with a 95 percent stake by new majority owner Alex Meruelo, who took over last summer. 


A large part of Cohen’s beliefs as president and CEO included community involvement and off-ice projects around Arizona in addition to working with General Manager John Chayka in the front office.


 Cohen is a graduate of Arizona State’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and he served as a board member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Greater Phoenix Leadership community. He previously worked as a corporate attorney for a Phoenix law office before heading out to Glendale. 


In a report by Forbes in December, the Coyotes were ranked as the least valued franchise in the NHL. Along with Cohen, CFO Gregg Olson is also no longer with the organization, according to a report from Mark Burns of Sports Business Journal.