Georgetown makes coaching hire, Micah Shrewsberry still at Penn State

It’s a nerve-wracking time for Penn State basketball fans right now.

Coming off the most successful season the program has had since 2011, it’s clear the fans out there are pleading with the administration to keep head coach Micah Shrewsberry in State College.

After legacy powerhouse Georgetown parted ways with their program legend Patrick Ewing earlier this year, Shrewsberry’s name had been floated as a potential target.

Georgetown is an alluring job for many coaches. In addition to the history behind the great players and success of the program, it also is in a recruiting hotbed. The best DMV and Baltimore area recruits always have Georgetown at the top of their lists.

It looks like that was enough to lure Providence coach, Ed Cooley, into the Washington DC area. Despite being offered an extension to stay at Providence, Cooley has accepted the offer to become the head coach of Georgetown.

This is good news for Penn State fans. It’s one less competitor Penn State has to worry about when it comes to retaining Shrewsberry. Notre Dame is also reportedly targeting Shrewsberry to replace their coach Mike Brey, who stepped down following the end of this season.

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