Cooley, Johnson on Basketball — All-Access Panel in Barone, Oct. 5
Past will meet present on October 5 when Fairfield University Basketball will welcome back to campus, Ed Cooley, former Fairfield University men's basketball coach and current head coach of Providence College, to join current Head Men's Basketball Coach Sydney Johnson for an evening of basketball. The event will take place in the lower level of the Barone Campus Center at Fairfield University from 8 to 9 p.m.
CBS College Basketball Analyst Jon Rothstein will host the event, which will include discussions about the upcoming basketball season, trends in college basketball as well as a question and answer period with the audience. The evening is free and open to the public. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to StagsAthletics@fairfield.edu.
Cooley spent five seasons with the Stags, leading the program to a 92-69 overall record and a 58-32 MAAC mark. At Providence, Cooley has won 103 games in his five-year stay with the Friars and brought the program to two NCAA tournament appearances. He led the Stags to a .500 or better mark in MAAC play in each of his first five years, the first Fairfield coach to accomplish that task. He led Fairfield to an NIT berth, earning a win over Colorado State on the road. Fairfield won a school-record 25 games in that 2010-11 campaign.
Johnson has also enjoyed success in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT), winning three games and reaching the tournament semifinals in his first year at the helm of Fairfield. He has led the Stags to three postseason berths in his five seasons as the head coach, including a berth in the CIT a year ago. Johnson posted 19 or more wins in three years with Fairfield, including a 22-win effort in his inaugural year at the helm. He also registered 19 victories in 2012-13 and 2015-16. He came to Fairfield after posting 66 wins in four seasons at Princeton, leading the Tigers to an NCAA tournament berth.
Rothstein is a college basketball insider for CBS Sports Network. He joined the Network in 2010 and appears on INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL, CBS Sports Network’s pre-game and post-game studio highlight show and is a college basketball sideline reporter. Rothstein also contributes to CBSSports.com, and is a college basketball radio correspondent for WFAN in New York and CBS Sports Radio. Prior to joining CBS Sports, Rothstein worked for ESPN Radio as well as MSG Networks.