Another honor for Providence College Men’s Basketball Coach Ed Cooley. Cooley was presented the key to the city by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and other city and state leaders.
"Ed Cooley is a great example of what leadership, hard work and dedication looks like," said Mayor Elorza. "In addition to being one of the most respected NCAA coaches in the nation, Coach Cooley has been a great influence, leader and friend to our community. It is my pleasure to celebrate his accomplishments today and present him with a Key to the City of Providence."
"The South Providence and Central High School Family are proud of Alumnus and Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley," said former Rhode Island State Senator and Central High School Boys' Basketball Coach Harold Metts. "His love for people and family, the way he turns life's challenges into opportunities, how he embraces the true concept of the student athlete, pays it forward, teaches and guides young men is amazing. We thank God for what he means to our community!"
The coach directed the Friars to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. He was also awarded to Naismith National Coach of the Year Award for his efforts.
(Photo provided by Providence Mayor’s Office)