Ed Cooley named Naismith National Coach of the Year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Ed Cooley was named the Naismith National Coach of the Year on Sunday morning.

Cooley led the Providence College Friars to their first ever Big East regular season title this season.

The Friars were able to make it to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2022 NCAA Tournament, before losing a close game to Kansas.

The Naismith National Coach of the Year award has been given to one men’s and one women’s head coach each year since 1987.

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