On April 30, six individuals were inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Two Main Line natives were among those inductees.
Villanova’s Colby Cohen, a star ice hockey player who won a state championship with Radnor High School, was inducted on Tuesday. Cohen’s hockey career saw him play Division I at Boston University, where, in 2009, he scored the overtime game-winning goal to clinch the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey title for the Terriers. He went on to become an All American before being drafted into the NHL.
After hanging up his skates, Cohen co-founded Endeavor Athletic. The flagship is Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia and the company debuted a boutique in Ardmore’s Suburban Square in late 2018. Cohen also serves as sports analyst for ESPN, NBC and Westwood One.
Myra Sack, a Lower Merion High School alum, was also inducted. Sack was an All-Senior All-American soccer player at Dartmouth College and today serves as the chief program officer at Boston, Mass.-based SquashBusters. There, Sack works with urban youth to help them fulfill their potential through educational and sports programming, with a focus on squash.
While at Dartmouth, Sack co-founded Athletes United, a nonprofit mentorship program that brought together varsity athletes with area youth. Ever dedicated to giving back through athletics, after graduation, Sack also participated in Soccer Without Borders.
Other inductees included the Philadelphia Eagles’ executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman, former MLB pitcher Michael Koplove, Olympic fencer Christopher O’Loughlin, and singer-songwriter Chuck Brodsky. The Pine Forest Camp basketball team was also honored with the Simcha Gersh Award.