JU names Ed Oxlade assistant rowing coach

Sept. 5, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ed Oxlade, a former director of rowing at Oundle School Boat Club in the United Kingdom, was named assistant of the Dolphin men's and women's rowing programs on Wednesday.

Oxlade, who brings 22 years of rowing experience as both a competitor and coach, will assist in the coaching of the varsity and novice boats for JU's men's and women's teams.

"I'm very excited to have Ed join our coaching staff," Mitchell said. "He brings a vast amount of experience and dedication to the sport that will help us continue the great winning traditions of JU rowing."

Oxlade joins the Dolphins after five years as a professional rowing coach and physical education teacher for Oundle School, a prestigious private boarding school in Peterborough, England. In 2006, he directed the program to its first National Championship in 13 years while also guiding the club in national competitions at the Henley Royal Regatta.

He also coached two athletes through the Great Britain Junior Trials with one being selected for the Great Britain VIII at the Coupe de la Jeunesse Regatta in 2005. The other was selected for England's Junior Men's VIII at the Home Countries International Regatta in Ireland where he led the squad to a gold medal in July.

Oxlade rowed at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne from 1996-99 and received his bachelor's degree in exercise science in 1999. He went on to earn his master's degree in physical education from the University of Surrey, Roehampton in 2002.