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.
Ed Cooley has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors for the 2016-17 season, the organization announced on Wednesday. Cooley joins Bill Coen (Northeastern), Frank Martin (South Carolina), Matt Painter (Purdue) and Gary Waters (Cleveland State) as five new appointees for this year. The NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog Allen” and the main purpose of the organization is “to further the best interests of the game of basketball as well as the players and coaches who participate in the sport.” The NABC founded such programs as Coaches vs. Cancer, Reese’s College All-Star Game, which LaDontae Henton participated in back in 2015, and is involved in governance of NCAA basketball at all three levels.
“We are very pleased that Bill Coen, Ed Cooley, Frank Martin, Matt Painter and Gary Waters have agreed to join our board of directors,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney. “They have all been active with committees and various NABC initiatives while bringing a broad perspective and additional diversity to our board.”