Providence has reached an agreement in principle to hire Fairfield's Ed Cooley as its next men's basketball coach, according to the Providence Journal.
The paper reported that Cooley met with his Fairfield team on Tuesday.
CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello has confirmed the report.
Cooley is a former Rhode Island and Boston College assistant who's been at Fairfield the past five seasons. He won 23 games last year, 25 games this year. The 41-year-old former Rhode Island high school Player of the Year was born in Providence. He's replacing Keno Davis, who was fired after three seasons.