PC Women’s Basketball & Head Coach Jim Crowley Mutually Part Ways

Providence College Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was announced today [Mar. 7] that Providence College and women’s basketball Head Coach Jim Crowley have mutually agreed to part ways. Crowley recently completed his seventh season on the sidelines with the Friars.

I have tremendous respect for Jim as a person, father, husband and coach,” Athletic Director Steve Napolillo said. “I want to thank Jim and his staff for their hard work and commitment to our women’s basketball program over the last seven years.”

During his tenure at Providence, Crowley compiled an 85-126 overall record, including a 32-93 mark in BIG EAST Conference play. During the 2018-19 season, the Friars finished the year 19-16 and advanced to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) Round of 16, marking the program’s first postseason appearance since 2010. This season, Providence posted a 13-19 mark overall and a 4-16 record in BIG EAST action. The team finished in 10th place and was defeated by DePaul in the First Round of the BIG EAST Tournament on March 3.

“I want to thank the administration for giving me the opportunity to lead the program over the last seven years,” Crowley said. “Providence College is a special place and I have really enjoyed my time here, but this is the right time for both me and the program to change course. I’m grateful for my staff, the players – past and present – and the support from our loyal community.”

The College will begin a national search immediately to fill the position.

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