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Ed Cooley is officially headed to Georgetown

Ed Cooley resigns from Providence & is headed for Georgetown


This morning it was made official, Ed Cooley resigned from his position as Providence head coach and will take over at Georgetown as the new bench boss.

He built up quite the resume with the Friars, winning a Big East Conference tournament (2013-14); the Big East regular season crown last season; and taking them to seven NCAA Tournaments over his 12 seasons in Providence.

Although there was real speculation as to whether this would actually happen, we know why he is making this move – more money, more resources, and a chance to turn around one of the country’s most historic programs. After Georgetown parted ways with alum Patrick Ewing, Cooley was the first and seemingly only rumored target for the Hoyas. Apparently, the feeling was mutual, as this move had been expected since the rumors started flowing.

Today, this all came to fruition as Ed Cooley is indeed accepting the Georgetown head coaching position.

Cooley takes over a Hoyas program that has been mired in mediocrity over the last decade. They’re coming off two of the three worst seasons in program history. In the last two seasons, they’ve won a total of 13 games, and just two wins came in the Big East. They have made the Big Dance just once over the last eight years.

Cooley took over a Providence program that hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament for seven straight years. He needed just two seasons before reaching the tournament and making five consecutive March Madness appearances.

We’re excited to see how quickly Cooley can turn around this Georgetown program. College basketball is a much better place when the Hoyas are good.

Author: Brian Twining

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