Ed Cooley (born September 10, 1969 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American college basketball coach and the 11th and current head coach of the Fairfield University Stags men's basketball team. Cooley received the inaugural 2010 Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award, presented annually to the top minority men's basketball coach in the nation.
Before Fairfield, Cooley was an assistant for the Boston College Eagles from 1997 to 2006, University of Rhode Island from 1996 to 1997, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from 1994 to 1995, and Stonehill College from 1995 to 1996.
During his nine seasons as an assistant to Al Skinner at Boston College, Cooley helped the Eagles post a 175–108 overall record, which included five 20-win seasons. The team captured the 2000–01 Big East championship, five NCAA tournament berths, and one National Invitation Tournament, giving the team six post-season berths in nine seasons.
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...