With the opening of the boys' basketball season less than two months away, administrators at Providence High didn't want to waste time finding a new coach.
Less than three weeks after Earnest Baskerville resigned to take the head coaching job at La Salle, the school made it official Tuesday that it has hired former St. John Bosco Coach Chris Madigan to take over the Pioneers program.
"The key for us, instead of the timing, was the quality of the person we wanted to get for the job," Providence Athletic Director Andrew Bencze said. "We really wanted to be able to get a quality head coach and it's extremely hard to do that right now because most of the coaches are set with their schools and we didn't want to necessarily take a coach away from their current job. In order to do that, you need a little luck."