Archives For Gerard Coleman

Pregame Buffet: UConn

Daniel "The Warrior Friar" James —  January 31st, 2013 12:56 PM —  Comments

Welcome to another Friarblog Pregame Buffet, a new feature I hope to make regular on this site. This buffet comes with all-you-can-eat videos, audio, images, lists, and everything else you need to have a good time.

Like most buffets this is short on words, but long on content. Read/listen/watch on to get everything you need to fill up on before the UConn game at the Dunk tonight at 7:00!

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Gerard Coleman Officially to Transfer

dave@friarblog —  April 4th, 2012 3:56 PM —  Comments

This afternoon, it was announced Gerard Coleman was officially transferring from Providence College due to “personal reasons”. He currently does not have a destination school set.

With Bilal Dixon officially gone as well, the scholarship limit is at the max again with the addition of Baker and the loss of Coleman.

Coleman has been a constant target for Friar fans to rail on this year, but I am sad to see him go, and think he could have done some great things the next two years. PC has been struggling with keeping guys on the team for quite some time, and I really thought he would have been a solid 4 year Friar, able to develop an important role on this team going forward even with he talented class coming in. That being said, if he was unwilling to buy into the system or adjust to a different role on the team, it may be best for both parties for him to part ways. I wish him the best luck wherever he lands.

I’ve also gotten word that Cooley will be meeting with Kiwi Gardner soon to figure out his situation. Stay tuned.

After Jeff Goodman tweeted that Gerard Coleman would likely be transferring along with Ron Giplaye and Bilal Dixon, GoLocalProv.com published a story with some quotes from Ed Cooley on the whole situation. While Bilal Dixon is definitely not coming back next year, he’s not quite sure where all this talk about Coleman and Giplaye are coming from.

PC Rumors True & False

Reached by phone Wednesday night, Friars head coach Ed Cooley said, “the report out there is not true as far as I’m concerned.”

“I just met with the guys on the team yesterday and none of this (transferring) was discussed with Ron or Gerard. I don’t know where that report came from but it didn’t come from me,” he said. “Maybe it’s players talking or something like that, but those guys have said nothing to me about leaving.”

Cooley said that he was going to call Goodman after he got off the phone with me to talk to him about the report. Many Friar fans wonder who Goodman’s “source” may be on Coleman. One person close to the program wondered if it was former Friar assistant coach Chris Driscoll who came to PC from the BABC to join Keno Davis’ staff. When Cooley was hired, Driscoll was not retained. Some suggest that the recent defections of BABC players may be somehow related to Driscoll or wonder if he is advising any of these players. Goodman lives in the Boston area so Driscoll may very well be that “source” he is referring to.

Definitely sounds like some BABC involvement (Coleman and Giplaye both played there), and maybe the players just haven’t told Cooley yet? I don’t know, but sounds like nothing is final yet.

Gerard Coleman Likely to Transfer

dave@friarblog —  March 28th, 2012 6:12 PM —  Comments

According to Jeff Goodman of CBS, Gerard Coleman is likely to transfer. There have been some rumblings of this over the past week that I hoped would pass over, but sounds like the Friars back court next year will not as deep as originally thought.

Also confirmed what we’ve known for quite some time, Bilal Dixon and Ron Giplaye are definitely transferring.

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Thank god Vincent Council announced he was coming back when he did, or Friartown would be in full panic mode coupled with all of the front court uncertainty.

Nice Dunk, Bro(ghammer)

dave@friarblog —  March 2nd, 2012 9:49 PM —  Comments

In tonight’s loss to Notre Dame, Mike Broghammer of the Irish had a big dunk fail in garbage time that was immediately turned around into a sweet alley-oop from Vincent Council to Gerard Coleman.

Nice dunk, bro.

On the latest Ed Cooley Radio Show last night, Coach Cooley said he expects Gerard Coleman to play on Saturday against DePaul. Coleman came down with the flu before the Georgetown game last weekend, and was sick all week. Already a pretty lean dude, Gerard Coleman lost 6 or 7 pounds and is now down to a “Lou Ferrigno-esque” (according to Cooley) 161 lbs at 6’5.

“I gotta give him some of my weight”, said Ed Cooley.

Hopefully he has his appetite back, and can put down several deep dish pizzas while staying in Chicago. It’s a slight upgrade over Golden Crust.

Coleman Has Flu, Could Miss Georgetown Game

dave@friarblog —  February 17th, 2012 9:22 PM —  Comments

According to Brendan McGair of the Woonsocket Call, Gerard Coleman came down with the flu and will be a gametime decision for the Saturday night game against Georgetown.

McGair: Flu big could result in PC’s Coleman missing Georgetown game

Coleman sat out Friday’s practice, the result of a flu bug that leaves the sophomore’s status against the Hoyas very much up in the air.
“Gerard hasn’t felt well all week,” Cooley said. “He’ll be a game-time decision.”

Friars Links 2.7.12

dave@friarblog —  February 7th, 2012 8:43 AM —  Comments

Boston Herald: Nerlens Noel at Everett?

He’s went back to Everett to review transcripts blah blah blah (which he actually disputed via Twitter). The end of the article is what’s important.

The word is out that Providence College has emerged as one of the favorites for his service.

Not sure if they are referring to the Cordischi report (the only real place it’s been said anything like this), but still crazy nonetheless. According to Jeff Goodman on Twitter, Noel will be visiting Providence unofficially this week, and Kentucky February 17-18.

NBE Basketball Report: 2012 NATIONAL PREP SCHOOL INVITATIONAL — DAY FOUR

Top Performance of the Day:

Nerlens Noel (Tilton 2012) – This was Noel’s first national appearance since announcing his intentions to graduate this year as a member of the 2012 class early Thursday morning. Providence fans packed the gym to see him as they made the cut of his seven final schools along with Kentucky, Syracuse, Connecticut, Florida, Georgetown and North Carolina. Dominance doesn’t even begin to describe the defensive effort put forth by Noel as he tallied 10 blocks to go along with countless more altered shots. It reached a point where REDA coaches could be heard screaming at their players who even attempted to challenge the big man as a shot in the lane against Noel was basically a turnover.

BigEast.org: BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Honors – Feb. 6

Yeah he missed some bjg free throws, but Coleman had a fantastic game against West Virginia otherwise.

BIG EAST Honor Roll

Gerard Coleman, Providence, G, So.
Averaged 22.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Scored a career-high 30 points in an overtime loss to West Virginia.

Cox Sports Online: Kris Dunn Doing It All

Highlights from Kris Dunn’s game at Alumni Hall over the weekend.

Cox Sports Online: PC/WVU Post Game Interview with Vin Parise

ESPN: Conference Power Rankings: Big East

The question isn’t where we will be ranked, it’s more of what they are going to say this week.

16. Providence: There are no moral victories, so no solace for the Friars in taking West Virginia to OT. But that’s really all Ed Cooley is aiming for right now — building confidence and a new attitude in his program.

Woonsocket Call: Cooley reflects on first season with Friars; PC target Orlando Sanchez to decide following season

Some interesting stuff about Orlando Sanchez, sometimes the forgotten target with all the hoopla about Sampson, Obekpa, and Noel.

Reached over the weekend, Mustangs head coach Jeff Brustad stated that the Friars “have done an excellent job in terms of being visible and interacting with him when they come to games. Orlando definitely knows who they are and I would say (PC) would have to be in his top five. PC has the need for some frontcourt help so it may be a good fit.”

The Monroe coach said that Sanchez could probably make a decision now, but given his lack of familiarity with the U.S., Brustad believes that it behooves his player to hold off until after the season. Cincinnati, West Virginia, St. John’s and Mississippi State have also expressed strong interest.
“It was in his best interest to not give out his number and not deal with any official visits like that,” Brustad. “We’ll save that for the end of March and beginning of April.”

Facebook: GEICO Best of College Basketball

Remember that awesome Kadeem Batts dunk against Louisville? It’s been nominated for Geico Play of the Year. Head on over to their Facebook page to vote.

Facebook: NYC Basketball Gamewatch: Wildcats vs. Friars

I need to make it to one of these things this year.

Come support your alma mater and attend a joint gamewatch with both Villanova and Providence Alumni at the Friar’s gamewatch bar, Session House NYC.

Tip-Off: 8:00pm

Session House NYC
1009 2nd Avenue (b/t 53rd and 54th)
New York, NY 10022

Drink Specials:

$3 bud light draft
$6 well drinks
$5 Session beer bts
$6 mimosa and bloody mary

Food Specials:

$4.95 wings
$4.95 pigs n blanket
$6.95 nachos (chicken or beef)
$6.95 spinach dip

The Friars went on a big run to close out the 1st half against Rutgers to set them up for their 2nd BIG EAST win of the season. Here was a sweet play by Vincent Council to set up a lay in by Gerard Coleman.

Orange You Excited

FriartownMayor —  January 14th, 2012 2:05 AM —  Comments

Whether it is freshly squeezed by Coach Cooley or right out of Jim Boeheim’s basket, an orange taste no different.

The Orange that Coach Cooley will become shortly accustomed to over the next couple years before they squeeze their way out of the Big East and into the ACC is a team that never changes its identity.

Jimmy Boeheim’s famous 2-3 zone has given everyone trouble from the “Monstar’s Goon Squad” to Jordan’s ’95-’96 Bulls team that went 70-12.

The last time these two faced off, the Friars got within six points with around the 5 minute mark before the Orange pulled away.

Ed Cooley went six deep that night at the Dunk but one would think he would have to look further down his bench this time around in order to hang with the ‘Cuse at the Dome.

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