Harding’s Cochran remains out

Harding head football coach Jack Cochran remains out due to a reported "minor health problem."

Harding head football coach Jack Cochran remains out due to a reported “minor health problem.” (Photo by Autumn Driscoll)

Harding head football coach Jack Cochran remains out due to an issue with his health, the school’s athletic director, Chris Johnson, said Monday.

Cochran has missed three days of practice since last Thursday, and did not coach during the Presidents’ 35-31 loss at Fairfield Ludlowe on Saturday.

Bridgeport citywide athletic director Neil Kavey told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers on Saturday that that Cochran was out with a “minor health problem.” The team’s defensive coordinator, Eddie Santiago, filled in for Cochran.

Johnson did not elaborate on the specific health issue, nor did he say when the team expects Cochran to return to the sidelines.

“We’re hoping to have him back as soon as he’s physically able,” Johnson said.

When asked if he expected Cochran to return within the next couple days, Johnson replied, “I don’t know.”

Both Kavey and Cochran did not return calls for comment.

Harding — 2-2 on the season after back-to-back losses — hosts Brien McMahon (4-0) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Hedges Field.