February 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. president of Providence College (PC), announced today that Robert G. (Bob) Driscoll, Jr., associate vice president for athletics and athletics director, has been promoted to vice president. “In his 18 seasons as Providence College’s athletics director, Bob Driscoll has reinvigorated and transformed Providence College’s athletics program, and led us to unprecedented success, all while maintaining a very clear focus on student-athlete success and wellbeing in competition as well as in the classroom,” said Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. From 2013 to the present, Driscoll has been the architect of one of the most successful eras in the history of PC athletics. During this period, both the PC Men’s Basketball team and the PC Men’s Hockey team made their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The basketball Friars, under the leadership of head Coach Ed Cooley, enjoyed a run to the BIG EAST Tournament title game in 2018 that included three-consecutive overtime contests – a 72-68 win over No. 4 Creighton, a 75-72 triumph over top-seeded Xavier, and a 76-66 setback to eventual national champion Villanova.  – Read More

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