Selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 10th round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of Kansas State University... signed with the Rockies on July 26, 2021... made his Minor League debut with the Rookie-level ACL Rockies on Aug. 6, 2021, going 2-for-2 with an RBI in the Arizona Complex League.
At Kansas State in 2021, Kokoska was named ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region First Team, All-Big 12 Second Team, Big 12 Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team and to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team... started all 57 games in the outfield and at designated hitter in 2021 for Kansas State and led the team in all three slash categories with a line of .363/.445/.675, finished with a team-high 19 doubles and was second with 15 home runs and 46 RBIs... had a season-long 41-game on-base streak from Feb. 20-May 8, the second-longest on-base streak by a Wildcat in the Big 12 era since Nick Martini... in 2020, he was named CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and Academic All-Big 12 First Team with a perfect 4.0 GPA (one of three in the Big 12 with 4.0 GPA) and was ranked as the No. 71 outfielder in the nation entering the 2020 season, according to D1Baseball.com... was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2019 at Kansas State and made a relief appearance as a pitcher.
Played for two college summer league teams in 2020, the Phipps Park (Florida) Barracudas of the South Florida Collegiate Baseball League and the Mankato (Minnesota) Moondogs of the Northwoods League... joined the Orleans (Massachusetts) Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League in the summer of 2019.
Played for Virginia Tech in 2018, appearing in 18 games.
Attended Greater Latrobe High School in Latrobe, Pennsylvania where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, helping Greater Latrobe to its first WPIAL and PIAA Class 5A titles in 2017 ... 2017 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year and USA Today Pennsylvania Player of the Year after hitting .532 with a school-record five homers, seven triples and 32 runs batted in ... set school records for average, on-base percentage, triples, home runs, RBI, total bases and hits
Born on Oct. 20, 1998 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to Scott and Stacie Kokoska; he has an older sister, Taylor, and younger sister, Brooke... majored in Communication Studies at Kansas State
Honors at Kansas State:
- All-Central Region First Team - ABCA/Rawlings (2021)
- Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team (2021)
- All-Big 12 Second Team (2021)
- CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team (2021)
- CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (2020, 2021)
- Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2020, 2021)
- All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2019)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2018, 19, 20)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2019, 21)