Ed Cooley is officially leaving his position as the Providence College (PC) men’s basketball head coach to lead the rival team, Georgetown. His decision marks an unprecedented move in Big East conference history, as he is the first head coach to make an intra-conference move. Cooley resigned from PC on Monday, and the college announced that they would start a national search for his replacement “immediately.” According to a 12 Sports exclusive, Cooley previously stated that if he made the decision to move, it had nothing to do with Providence, its program, players, or administration. Cooley will replace Patrick Ewing, who was fired after six seasons coaching at Georgetown. Before coming to PC, Cooley was twice named Rhode Island’s Player of the Year and became an assistant coach at Stonehill, UMass Dartmouth, the University of Rhode Island, and Boston College before becoming head coach at Fairfield University in 2006.

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