Director of Business Development
Andrew Cohen enters his third season as a full-time member of the Rivermen front office staff after being named Director of Business Development in August of 2016. He served as the Rivermen equipment manager for the team's first three seasons in the SPHL and was named Director of Operations in June 2014, taking on an expanded role with the Hockey Operations department until his move to the front office. A native of Peoria, Cohen is a graduate of Dunlap High School and an alumnus of Eureka College.
Cohen, 30, spent the 2012-13 season as an equipment assistant with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Prior to officially joining the Stars, Cohen volunteered with the club while serving as the head equipment manager of for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League.
During Andrew's time with the Tornado, former Rivermen captain Tony Curtale served as the head coach. Curtale, who coached the Tornado for 14 total seasons, played for the IHL Prancers/Rivermen for parts of four seasons (1983-87).
Cohen began as an intern with the Tornado in the summer of 2009 and was officially hired as the head equipment manager prior to the 2010-11 season. He currently resides in East Peoria with his wife Christy and daughter McKinley.