Cooley signs extension to stay at Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley has agreed to a multiyear contract extension to remain with the Friars and withdrawn his name from consideration for the top job at Michigan.
Providence President Rev. Brian Shanley announced the extension in an emailed statement Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.
Cooley in the statement said while it’s flattering to be considered for other head coaching jobs, Providence is his hometown and the Friars are his family.
In eight seasons at Providence, Cooley has a 162-110 record, and seven consecutive postseason appearances including a school record five straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
The team had made just one NCAA appearance in the 10 years before his arrival.
In 2014, the Friars won their first Big East tournament title since 1994.