Kohout played his college ball at D-II Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. His senior year at Le Moyne in 2012 was a great one has Kohout posted a 1.90 ERA in 85.1 innings. Kohout led the team in complete games with four while posting a 9-3 record. The right-hander spent 2013 with the Roswell Invaders of the Pecos League. He was acquired by the Freedom from the Alpine Cowboys in exchange for a player to be named later on April 15, 2014.