Ed Cooley is entering his ninth season as an assistant coach at Boston College. Cooley assumed new duties on the Eagles' staff in May 2001, taking on recruiting responsibilities after Tim O'Shea left the staff to take the head coaching job at Ohio University.
Cooley came to Boston College with Al Skinner in April 1997. Prior to that, he served one season (1996-97) as an assistant coach on Skinner's staff at the University of Rhode Island.
In addition to his recruiting duties, Cooley will also be involved in practice and game preparation.
A two-time Rhode Island High School Player of the Year, Cooley enjoyed a fine collegiate playing career at Stonehill from 1990-94. He was a three-year team captain with the Chieftains, and also captured Northeast-10 Academic Honor Roll accolades.
Upon his graduation, Cooley began his coaching career at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. In his one year, Cooley assisted in the team's recruiting, coordinated the scouting effort, and assisted in practice preparation and game strategies. His contributions helped the Corsairs to a 25-4 mark and a No. 3 national ranking.
After his one year at UMass-Dartmouth, Cooley returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach. At Stonehill, he coordinated the recruiting program and the film exchange system. He also assisted with game and practice preparation, focusing his effort on the team's frontcourt players.
From Stonehill, Cooley joined Skinner's Rhode Island staff. With his contributions, the Rams earned their second NCAA Tournament berth in five years.
In addition to his coaching duties, Cooley utilized his history degree by teaching U.S. and world history classes at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School from 1994-96.
Ed and his wife Nurys live in Providence, R.I. with their 8-year-old son, Isaiah Malik, and their 5-year-old daughter, Olivia Grace.
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