Providence Friars basketball

Providence Friars basketball history

Providence College (Providence, RI)
Amica Mutual Pavilion
Big East Conference

Current head coach: Ed Cooley (2011-)

  • Assoc. HC: Jeff Battle (2015-)
  • Asst: Brian Blaney (2011-)
  • Asst: Ivan Thomas (2016-)
  • DBO: Kevin Kurbec (2015-)
  • Special Asst. to the HC: LaDontae Henton (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  2  (1973, 1987)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  6  (1965, 1974, 1974, 1987, 1997, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  21  (1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  17-22
  • NIT Championships:  2  (1961, 1963)
  • NIT Appearances:  20  (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2019)
  • NIT Overall Record:  32-21
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1951)
  • NAIA Overall Record:  0-1

Conference Titles (ECAC, Big East):

Award Winners:




Providence head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Ed Cooley 2011-Pres 221-141 1 6 0
Keno Davis 2008-11 46-50 0 0 0
Tim Welsh 1998-2008 160-143 0 2 0
Pete Gillen 1994-98 72-53 0 1 0
Rick Barnes 1988-94 108-76 0 3 0
Gordon Chiesa 1987-88 11-17 0 0 0
Rick Pitino 1985-87 42-22 0 1 0
Joe Mullaney 1955-69, 81-85 290-147 0 3 0
Gary Walters 1979-81 21-34 0 0 0
Dave Gavitt 1969-79 209-84 5 0
Vin Cuddy 1949-55 75-64 1^ 0
Lawrence Drew 1946-49 25-40 0 0
Ed Crotty 1938-43, 44-46 58-53 0 0
Al McClellan 1927-38 147-65 0 0
Archie Golembeski 1926-27 8-8

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These tournament appearances came when the Providence program was at the NAIA level; Providence moved to Division I prior to the 1958-59 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA. 

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