“Cooley” – 2012 Cox Sports documentary

On Monday, January 16 at 8 p.m.,Cox Sports will debut “Cooley,” an original documentary film telling the story of Providence College men’s basketball coach Ed Cooley’s rise from the South Side of Providence to coaching in the Big East.

“Cooley” will air throughout January on Cox channel 3 and 1003 in HD. It will also be available On DEMAND.
The film tells Cooley’s story, beginning with his youth in Providence, attending Central High School and earning two Rhode Island Player of the Year awards. It continues with his college career at Stonehill and previous coaching positions at URI, Boston College, and Fairfield.

“Cox Sports continues to amazes us with its ability to provide unique coverage of local sports in Rhode Island,” Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll said. “The story of Ed Cooley’s life is so dynamic and inspiring that we are thankful to Cox for its desire to help us share this with our fans.”

The film features interviews with former Boston College coach Al Skinner, former Friar star and Cooley teammate Adbul Abdullah, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, and many other players, administrators, coaches, and family.
“As the television home of Providence College athletics, we enjoy providing the type of in-depth coverage that fans won’t find anywhere else,” said Doreen Studley, vice president of marketing at Cox New England. “And as Friar fans, we wanted to learn more about Coach Cooley’s journey, as we are very excited about the future of the program under his leadership.”


Film maker Salim Makhlouf

“Cooley” was produced by Asleh Films for Cox Sports, directed by Salim Makhlouf and edited by Alex Contos. Other documentary films produced by Cox Sports include Providence College: Black & White, Somehow, Someway: A Season with the URI Rams and Narragansett Special: The Story of Narragansett Park.