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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.

8 Responses

  1. RAY BROWN says:

    if he is ill, hopefully he gets well quickly.i gotta feeling its more than that—might be wrong

  2. jeb says:

    A freshman football game and a j.v. game were cancelled by Harding without notifying the other team. This is very unprofessional and Maybe, just maybe, the reason coach C was not on the sidlines. Just guessing here!

  3. Chad says:

    hopefully he bounces back quickly. team needs him

  4. Greg says:

    Neil Kavey should be sent packing along with him. He sold his soul to the devil and now can’t understand when the devil acts exactly as he always has in thepast

  5. Reggie Palmer says:

    Hey Ray – no waffling please. Its weak and unbecoming of you. Pretty soon you might start cheering for a {gasp} conference…

  6. knows fciac says:

    nc over danbury by 24. off. play caller at nc is the best in fciac.young guy is going to be a real good head coach. will all come down to st. joe’s game.stamford is due for a good game. could come against ridgefield.great call by greenwich to move qb to wr. kid is really tough after catch. trinity had trouble with him.fciac should consider moving league title game to sat. afternoon. driving to trumbull on a friday night? traffic?? weather??? will keep crowd down.

  7. RAY BROWN says:


  8. mike says:

    fciac championship is at Boyle Stadium. Your nuts if you think Stamford is going to beat Ridgefield. Staples turned the ball over 5 times and still won by 27 and rushed for nearly 400 yards. The stamford program is a mess.