Category Archives: Ed Cooley

Friar Friday News & Notes, Including Providence Coaches on the Recruiting Trail

Here are some Providence news and notes from the week, including Providence’s recruiting efforts, Jon Rothstein’s annual practice visit, a fun segment with Ed Cooley on Big East Shootaround, and more.

Recruiting Never Stops

Recruiting never stops and that’s certainly true when the NCAA recruiting calendar turns from “Quiet Period” to “Recruiting Period”, which happened on September 9th. The Friar staff — the full staff of Ed Cooley, Jeff Battle, Brian Blaney and Ivan Thomas — was spotted at Cushing Academy that first day to see prized 2018 recruit David Duke. The Friar staff subsequently completed an in-home visit with Duke and his family. Duke’s recruitment is one that has Friar fans on the edge of their seat. He’s not only a local kid from Providence, but he reminds many of former Friar and current Chicago Bull Kris Dunn. Duke is scheduled to take an official visit to Florida next weekend, followed by an official visit to Virginia Tech where his good friend and former Cushing roommate Wabissa Bede is a freshman.

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Ed Cooley Appointed to USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee

Ed Cooley has been very proud of his involvement in USA Basketball. Cooley, who can routinely be seen wearing a USA Basketball when not in Providence Friars gear, was an assistant coach under Sean Miller on the 2015 USA U19 World Championship and under Billy Donovan on the 2014 USA U18 Championship teams. Both teams went on to win gold medals those years. He was also a court coach during the U19 team training camp in the summer of 2013. USA Basketball announced on Tuesday that Cooley was appointed to the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee for a term of 2017-2020.

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Listen: Ed Cooley on the Providence College Podcast

The latest episode of the Providence College podcast features Ed Cooley. Host Matt Chittim and Cooley discuss the importance of having a supportive administration, how he and his staff target recruits and Cooley gives his opinion on hardest worker, best athlete, most improved, best defender, best shooter and who would win in a 1 on 1 game of walk-ons.

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WATCH: Providence News Conference in Dayton

Providence’s Kyron Cartwright, Rodney Bullock, Emmitt Holt and Jalen Lindsey will meet with the media from 1:35pm ET through 1:55pm ET. Ed Cooley is scheduled to meet with the media from 1:55pm ET through 2:15pm ET. Following this news conference the Friars will hold an open practice from 2:20pm ET through 3:00pm ET at UD Arena:

The Providence players are at 46:30. Cooley is at 1:06:20.

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The Official pcbb1917.com 2017 Big East Postseason Awards

Awards season in college basketball is just heating up with the regular season less than a week old in the major conferences. The Big East announced their All-League teams on Sunday and some of their individual awards on Monday. The big awards will be announced at 4:30pm ET Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, which is a couple hours before the Big East Tournament tips off. Here are my official pcbb1917.com 2017 Big East Postseason Awards. Hold your applause till the end, please.

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WATCH: Postgame Press Conference vs Xavier 2/15/17

Here’s the postgame press conference with Ed Cooley and Isaiah Jackson following the Friars’ 75-63 win against Xavier:

(Video courtesy of Brendan McGair)

Here are some of Cooley’s thoughts:

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