Ed Cooley Introduced as New Friars Basketball Coach

Providence College introduced the new coach of the Friars men's basketball team in a press conference this afternoon.

Providence native Ed Cooley – up until recently the head coach of the men's basketball team at Fairfield University – becomes the 15th coach of the Friars after the firing of Keno Davis following his disappointing 3 seasons.

In five years at Fairfield, Cooley posted a 92-69 record.  Prior to coaching there, he was an assistant coach for Al Skinner, one at URI and nine at Boston College.

It's a homecoming for Cooley, who was a Central High School basketball star, and a rags-to-riches story: he was one of nine kids.

ABC6 Sports Anchor Don Coyne has the story from Providence.