April 14, 2024
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Ed Cooley didn’t obtain a heat welcome again in Windfall on Saturday afternoon.

Cooley left the Rhode Island faculty after 12 seasons to hitch their Huge East rival in Georgetown.

Regardless of sending the Friars to seven March Insanity tournaments because the 2011-12 season, the Friar Trustworthy let their voices be heard on how they felt about his departure.


Head coach Ed Cooley of the Georgetown Hoyas watches the sport towards the Butler Bulldogs at Leisure & Sports activities Area on January 23, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (G Fiume/Getty Photos)

Simply as Saturday’s Windfall-Georgetown sport was set to kick off, followers within the enviornment hit their former head coach with a vulgar “F— Ed Cooley” chant.


It’s been fairly a battle for Georgetown over the previous few seasons, as soon as a perennial NCAA event contender.

Beneath Patrick Ewing, the Hoyas went 75-109 the previous six seasons, making the event simply as soon as underneath the previous star participant. 

Ewing was fired after Villanova blew out Georgetown within the first spherical of the Huge East Event. 

Georgetown Hoyas head coach Ed Cooley is seen in the course of the Georgetown Hoyas-TCU Horned Frogs NCAA Males’s Basketball sport in Washington, D.C., on December 2, 2023.  (The Washington Put up by way of Getty Photos)

“I used to be born and raised within the Windfall School basketball program and am grateful to the school, its President Kenneth Sicard and its Athletic Director, Steve Napolillo, from whom I couldn’t have acquired higher assist,” Cooley mentioned when he left for Georgetown final March. I’m blessed to have labored on this extraordinary convention with nice gamers, coaches, athletic administrators, and followers, and I stay up for my new alternative.”

Cooley mentioned he “plan[ned] on hitting the bottom working, attending to work on the court docket and cultivating relationships in and across the District.”

Ed Cooley coaches against Kentucky

Head coach Ed Cooley of the Windfall Friars reacts in the course of the first half towards the Kentucky Wildcats within the first spherical of the NCAA Males’s Basketball Event at The Fieldhouse at Greensboro Coliseum on March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, North Carolina.   (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Photos)


Nonetheless, it appears that evidently the Hoyas’ earlier struggles have filtered into this season. Cooley’s Hoyas entered the day at 8-11, however 1-7 in convention play.

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