BOISE, Idaho – Cody Sohn
has joined the Boise State track and field and cross country program as an assistant coach, head coach Corey Ihmels
announced on Thursday.
Sohn worked with the program during this past outdoor track and field season as a sports performance coach in a part-time capacity.
"I'm really excited to join the program and help the team to enhance the mental side of our sport," Sohn said. "Working with cross country and track and field is something I've wanted to do for a really long time. The opportunity to do it with a team that is this good and so driven is an honor. It's a pleasure for me to help them out, and I'm excited to see how well they do."
She joins the program after working as the Northwest Project Manager for Team Red White Blue – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting veterans to their communities through physical and social activity. Prior to working with Team RWB, she spent six years as an instructor and coach in performance enhancement and resilience techniques at Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness at Fort Benning, Ga. In that position, she worked with military personnel and their families on psychological skills to improve performance and build personal and professional resilience.
"I'm really excited to have Cody join the program," Ihmels said. "I've known her for a long time, and I think she adds tremendous value on different levels for both our men's and women's programs. She comes from great experience from both inside the sport and outside the sport, and I think our athletes are going to benefit from that."
A graduate of Arizona State with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Sohn competed for the Sun Devils as an undergraduate, where she was a member of Arizona State's lineup at the NCAA cross country championships every year of her career – including finishing as the team's No. 2 runner as a senior. On the track, she finished fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championships in 2002.
Sohn also holds a master's in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. She lives in Boise with her husband, Trent.