Providence head coach Ed Cooley was taken to the hospital after leaving the game Saturday at Xavier. Cooley was taken to a Cincinnati hospital and stayed overnight for observation and didn’t travel back with the team. He was later released and traveled back home the next day.
The head coach is doing better now and is prepared to go on Wednesday against Villanova. Through the athletics department at Providence, Cooley released a statement on the hospitalization:
“I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support over the last few days. I feel fortunate to be at an institution and in a position that allows me to be surrounded by so many great people. I had a tough day on Saturday. I was exhausted and dehydrated and did not feel well when I left the court. The medical personnel that treated me in Cincinnati did an amazing job. I feel great today and I am looking forward to coaching on Wednesday versus Villanova at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.”
It’s nice to know that Cooley is okay and back to coaching so quickly and Providence could really use him on the sidelines during this Big East stretch run. After Cooley left the game on Saturday, the Friars let Xavier on a run and never really recovered in a loss.