Former US Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen ’62, H’75 to be Inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame (Sun Journal)

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and 1962 All-State basketball player William S. Cohen '62, H'75 shoots hoops in Sargent Gym while on campus for his 50th Reunion in June 2012.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and 1962 All-State basketball player William S. Cohen ’62, H’75 shoots hoops in Sargent Gym while on campus for his 50th Reunion in June 2012.

Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen ’62, H’75 is among 10 new members to be inducted by the Maine Sports Hall of Fame when it holds its 38th annual banquet May 5 at the Augusta Civic Center. Cohen was a three-year starter for the Bowdoin basketball team, co-captaining during his senior season and leading the team in scoring his last two years. In 1962, he was recognized as All-State selection. In 2000, he was awarded the NCAA’s highest honor — the Theodore Roosevelt Award — presented annually to a distinguished citizen who is a former student-athlete exemplifying the ideals and purposes of college athletics.

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