Why is the providence university men's basketball coach missing hair out of his head

While Cooley has not reported publicly on the matter, Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard reported in 2012 that Providence College basketball coach Ed Cooley has a skin condition that has caused the non-spreading hair loss on his head.

Waters remarked that the condition goes back to when Cooley was as assistant coach at Boston College (1997-2006) but no comment on the exact cause.

There’s no consensus or official statement from Cooley regarding what the exact condition is, but anecdotal reports suggests that it is to be most likely alopecia areata or vitiligo (the same condition that Michael Jackson had).

Vitiligo causes the skin to lose color. Patches of lighter skin appear. Some people develop a few patches. Others lose much more skin color. It usually affects the skin, but it can develop anywhere we have pigment. Patches of hair can turn white. Some people lose color inside their mouths. Even an eye can lose some of its color.

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Wednesday, January 06 2016