Cochrane came to this country from his native Glasgow, Scotland in 1913. from Akron South High he went to Akron U where he earned nine letters - three each in football, basketball and track. Both in 1929 and '30 he was named an All-Ohio halfback as the Zippers compiled 9-1 and 7-1 seasons, respectively. Coached the Red Peppers, and at Erie, Pa., Strong Vincent before returning to become UA's first alumnus to accept the post of athletic director. He served in this capacity for 21 years during which he built a program of 11 sports and was one of the four founders of the annual Acme-Zip Game. Was a charter committee member of the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame and its first general chairman.