Ed Cooley has been with the Providence basketball program since 2011 where he’s become a Big East staple on the sidelines. With the Friars, he’s won more than 240 games.
Cooley has led Providence to seven NCAA Tournament appearances during his 12-year tenure. His Friars lost in the first round of the Big Dance this season to six-seed Kentucky. Last year, they went on a run to the Sweet 16.
While Cooley has provided the program with success, it appears his time in Rhode Island could be coming to an end. Prior to his team’s March Madness matchup, rumors began to swirl about his leaving for a Big East rival.
The Georgetown Hoyas, one of college basketball’s most storied programs, now have an opening after parting ways with former NBA star Patrick Ewing.
Ed Cooley is the leading candidate to become his replacement.
In fact, many outlets are already reporting that a deal is in place for Cooley to make the move to Washington DC, which would provide a major shakeup in the league race.
Providence, who finished 13-7 in league play this past season, will lose one of the conference’s top coaches. Barring any last-minute changes, the Hoyas will reap the benefits.
The reports were seemingly confirmed after fans and media saw Ed Cooley’s $2M Rhode Island home listed on Zillow.
The massive two-story house boasts four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool, fireplace, and gazebo. The listing went up just before the news broke of his reported agreement with the Hoyas.
Georgetown hopes that Cooley can bring his successes to DC as they look to revive a once proud program. Last year, the Hoyas finished just 2-18 in league play. This, after going 0-19 in Big East play the year prior.
It seems like a done deal with Ed Cooley. We’ll see if he’s able to turn the team around.