Ed Cooley is taking a big step in his coaching career, but he’s not leaving the conference he’s coached in for the past 12 seasons.
Cooley was announced as the next Georgetown Hoyas head coach on Monday, ending his time in Providence after leading the Friars to seven NCAA tournaments since the 2011-12 season.
«We are deeply honored to have Coach Cooley join our community as the next leader of our men’s basketball program. Ed is a proven leader and experienced coach whose values and knowledge of the game will lead our program into this new chapter. «. saying President of Georgetown University John J. De Gioia.
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«His commitment to excellence on and off the pitch will bring out the best in our basketball program and will provide each member of our team with the experiences and support they need to thrive. We look forward to welcoming Ed and his family to this new role in our community.»
Providence announced Cooley’s resignation Monday.
Cooley will be tasked with reviving a once-proud program that has fallen on hard times.
Under Patrick Ewing, the Hoyas went 75-109 over the past six seasons, making it to the tournament just once under the former star player.
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Ewing was later fired Villanova flew Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament.
Cooley will look to turn Georgetown’s program around after scoring 242-153 at Providence.
«I plan to hit the ground running, get to work on the field and cultivate relationships in and around the District. Accepting this opportunity with Georgetown is not a decision I made lightly, and it was given careful consideration with my wife and family.» . Cooley said.
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He continued: «I was born and raised in the Providence College Basketball Program and I am grateful to the school, its president Kenneth Sicard and its athletic director, Steve Napolillo, from whom I could not have received better support. I am fortunate to have worked in this extraordinary conference with great players, coaches, athletic directors and fans, and I look forward to my new opportunity.»
The Friars went 21-12 in 2022-23, with Providence losing to Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.