Coaching Staff

2019-2020 Coaching Staff

Ed Slater ( 

Coach Slater joins the Rams as Head Coach with the 2019-2020 season.  Born and raised in New York City, Coach Slater learned to row at St. Mark’s School in Massachusetts before competing as a student-athlete at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he became a captain of the team and went undefeated two years, including multiple wins at the Head of the Charles and New England Rowing Championships, as well as winning the NIRC (then ECAC) National Championship and Henley Royal Regatta (as the spare for the Temple Challenge Cup 8+).

Now in his 18th year coaching, Coach Slater has been involved with all levels of the sport.  After serving as the Associate Head Coach at Trinity College for six years, Slater went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Norwalk River Rowing Association and the Interim Head Coach of Williams College.  He currently serves as a Head Coach at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.  Outside of his own sculling, Coach Slater is an avid runner and triathlete.


James MaleBranch (

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.