it’s been a while since the Georgetown Hoyas were a powerhouse in the college basketball world.
After ditching Patrick Ewing as the head coach, the program makes a splash hire that could bring the team back to contention.
According to ESPN, Georgetown is officially hiring Ed Cooley as their next head coach after firing Ewing back on March 8.
Breaking: Ed Cooley has accepted Georgetown’s offer to be its next men's basketball head coach, sources told @PeteThamel and @jeffborzello. pic.twitter.com/5WWCTMSc4J
— ESPN (@espn) March 20, 2023
Cooley brought Providence to relevancy during his tenure with the program for the last eight years. He even won Naismith Coach of the Year honors and Big East Coach of the Year for the 2022 season.
He clearly knows his stuff and this is the exact type of hire Georgetown needed to make. Although there were high hopes with Patrick Ewing leading the way, the Hoyas never could get over the hump of relevancy.
Ed Cooley’s most recent game was in the first round of this year’s NCAA Tournament where Providence lost to Kentucky.
Between Georgetown’s prestigious basketball history coupled with Cooley’s clear knowledge of the game, things could really turn around for the Hoyas.
Many were on the edge of their seat waiting to see what Ed Cooley was going to do. After he put his house for sale, it was clear as day he’d be taking on a new job soon.
The Hoyas win big here, as they acquire one of college basketball’s best coaches. Hopefully, he can turn things around and get Georgetown back in the Big Dance sooner, rather than later.