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Joan Agie
Feb 07, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 16, 2022
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About Ed Cooley

Ed Cooley is a well-known basketball coach.
Ed Cooley was born on September 10, 1969, in Providence, Rhode Island. From 2006 through 2011, Cooley had the same post at Fairfield University.
Ed Cooley was selected Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after his final season for Fair field University. Ed Cooley is the present head coach of the Providence College Friars men's team for basketball in the United States. He was the first recipient of the Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award in 2010, which is given to the finest minority men's college basketball coach in the country each year.
In the second round of the 2013-2014 NCAA Tournament, he met University of North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams and lost by two points. He began as an assistant head coach at UMass-Dartmouth in 1994 and went on to hold assistant jobs at three more colleges before taking over as head coach at Fairfield.

Ed Cooley Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ed Cooley’s net worth?

Ed cooley has a net worth of $3.5 million.

How much does Ed Cooley earn per year?

The annual salary for Ed cooley is estimated to be $70, 000 for his job as a head coach at providence college.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ed Cooley?

Ed Cooley is a tall guy as he is a basketball player and coach. But his exact height is not known.

How old is Ed Cooley?

Ed cooley was born on September 10, 1969, in Providence, Rhode Island. So it makes him 52 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Ed Cooley was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 10, 1969, to parents Jane Cooley and Edward Smith. Ed was one of nine children raised by his mother in a welfare-dependent family in the low-income South Providence area. Ed Cooley was eventually taken in by neighbors Gloria and Eddie Searight, who supplied him with both food and a place to sleep.
Ed Cooley played basketball for Providence's Central High School and was named Rhode Island Player of the Year twice. Cooley attended the Prestigious Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire for a post-graduate year in 1988–1989 after graduating in 1988. Cooley enrolled at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, and had to take the SATs four times before the NCAA tournament team permitted him to play basketball there. Ed did not score high enough on his first two attempts, received a 900, but was suspected of cheating on his third exam, and eventually received 1390 in the fourth season.
At Stonehill, Ed Cooley was a three-year team captain and was selected to the Northeast-10 Conference academic honor list. In 1994, Ed graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Science in history.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Ed Cooley’s partner?

Nurys Cooley is Ed Cooley's wife. Olivia and Isaiah are their two children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ed Cooley taught history at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School in Massachusetts in 1994- 1996 after graduating from college. Meanwhile, Ed Cooley began his coaching career as an assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1994–1995 before returning to Stonehill as an assistant coach in 1995–1996.
Ed Cooley joined Al Skinner's staff at URI in 1996 as an assistant coach before joining Skinner to Boston College in 1997. Ed Cooley assisted the Eagles to a 175–108 overall record in nine seasons as an assistant, including five 20-win seasons. The squad won the Big East Conference championship game in 2000–01, as well as five NCAA tournament bids and one National Invitation Tournament ticket, giving the team six post-season invitations in nine seasons.
Ed Cooley took over as head coach of Fairfield University in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 2006. Cooley's teams finished with a 92–69 overall record and a 58–32 conference record in five seasons. Fairfield progressed to postseason play in 2009–10, with a 23–11 record, breaking an NCAA Division I playoff record by overcoming a 27-point halftime deficit to win in overtime over George Mason in the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Creighton beat the Stags in the tournament's quarterfinals. Ed Cooley's Fairfield team won the MAAC regular-season championship in 2010–11 before succumbing in the semifinals of the 2011 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament. Ed Cooley was selected as the MAAC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year, as well as the USBWA District 1 Coach of the Year. This was in his final season with them.
Ed Cooley returned to his hometown and the Big East on March 22, 2011, as head coach at Providence College, becoming the program's 15th head coach. In his first three years, Cooley began to revitalize the program by bringing in six consensus top 100 prospects.
Ed Cooley led the Friars to a 15–17 overall record in his first season, going 11–3 (8–0 at home) in non-conference play and 4–14 in the Big East. Point guard Vincent Council was chosen third-team All-Big East that season, and forward LaDontae Henton was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team.
Ed Cooley led the Friars to a 19–15 overall record and a 9–9 conference record in his second season. A 7–2 record over the nine games of the conference season was included in the Big East's 9–9 record in 2012–13, marking the second greatest turnaround over the second half of the season in Big East history. Friars have been playing the Ncaa tournament regularly.
The Friars played the season with a small roster, as transfers Carson Desrosiers and Tyler Harris were forced to sit out during the season due to NCAA transfer team rules, five-star freshman shooting guard and Providence native Ricky Ledo was forced to sit out due to NCAA eligibility issues, and five-star freshman point guard Kris Dunn was forced to sit out the first semester due to a shoulder injury.
2014-2015 Providence was rated number 25 in the coaches poll after starting the season 5–0 (including a dramatic 75–74 victory against Notre Dame in the title game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun), their first ranking since the 2003–2004 season.
Ed Cooley is fondly called coach cooley in this college. Ricky Ledo filed for the 2013 NBA draft after a year at Providence without being able to play. Ed was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and later traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

Other Interesting Ed Cooley Facts And Trivia

Ed Cooley is a devout Catholic who was seen attending church with Dan Hurley.
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Written by Joan Agie

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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