Category archive: Providence Friars

Friars get their man in Ed Cooley 

March, 24, 2011
03/24/11
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Providence College introduced one of the city's own on Wednesday as Ed Cooley was named the 15th head coach in the school's history.

The former Fairfield coach grew up just a few miles away from the Dunkin Donuts Center and knows firsthand how tough the streets of Providence can be, having overcome a poverty-stricken upbringing as one of nine children to go on to be a two-time Rhode Island state player of the year at nearby Central High School.

He called Providence his dream job on Wednesday, recalling a childhood spent rooting for the Friars, Rick Pittino and Billy Donovan.