Coaching Staff

 The University of Rhode Island Club Crew Team is conducting a search for a Head Coach, with a start date of Fall 2020.

Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to

Description: The University of Rhode Island Crew Club is a student-run coed program that practices six days a week. The team is governed by the University of Rhode Island Club Sports Department. The Crew Club is a member of the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA). Founded in 1966, the URI Crew has a long history of producing winning crews at regional and national regattas. The team has proudly produced multiple Olympians and National Team members. Over the last five years, URI Crew has earned multiple medals at both the New England Regional Championships and the American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships.

Position Overview: The Head Coach is responsible for crafting, implementing, and overseeing on and off water training plans as well as a racing schedule for the academic year. The Head Coach is also tasked with ensuring that the conduct of the Club is in accordance with the team’s philosophy, bylaws, and guidelines, in addition to the University’s policies and procedures for the Department of Campus Recreation.

To view the full list of responsibilities and the full application click here

James MaleBranche (

James Malebranche returns to the URI crew team as assistant coach, after several successful years rowing here at URI.  James was a former board member and still is highly motivated to help the team.  Some notable achievements while on the team consist of two victories at the ACRA national championships in the lightweight varsity 4.