Providence introduces Kim English as next men’s basketball coach

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence College on Wednesday introduced Kim English as its next men’s basketball coach.

Providence named English as the 16th head coach last week, ending a fast search by first-year Providence athletic director Steve Napolillo that was created after Ed Cooley left to take the job at Big East rival Georgetown.

English comes from George Mason, where he led the Patriots for the last two season in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Prior to being the lead man at George Mason, English had assistant stops at several colleges, including at Colorado and Tennessee, under former Friars head coach Rick Barnes.

The new Providence head man played three-years professionally after playing collegiately at Missouri.

English has ties to the region as he played one year of prep ball at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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