Oxlade, who brings 24 years of experience as both a competitor and coach, will assist in the coaching of the varsity and oversee the development of the novice boats for JU’s men’s and women’s teams.
Oxlade joined the Dolphins in 2007 following his emigration to the U.S. from the United Kingdom after successful coaching spells in both the UK and Australia. His most recent stint was five years as Director of Rowing at Oundle School, a prestigious private boarding school in eastern England. He was also an assistant coach for Geelong Grammar School (Aus) in 1995-96, who won the Victorian state championships in the Women’s Eight and Four.
His crews have won at the National Schools regatta (UK) in 1998 and 2006 and he has coached crews at all the major regattas in the UK, including appearances at Henley Royal Regatta consistently from 1998 until 2007.
He successfully coached two athletes to Junior International Representation in 2005 and 2007 and was victorious as coach of England’s Junior Men’s Eight at the Home Countries International Regatta between 2005 and 2007.
In his first season at JU, Oxlade’s Freshman/Novice crews became state champions in Men’s and Women’s Eights at the FIRA state championships. He also guided the Women’s Varsity 4 to a fourth place finish at the SIRA Regatta and the Women’s Varsity Pair to a semifinal appearance at Dad Vails.
Last year, he coached the men’s novice eight to a repeat win at the FIRA state championship and a semi- final appearance at SIRA. He was also the assistant coach to the JU Varsity men’s team which repeated as FIRA state champions and won silver medals at both SIRA and Dad Vail in the Junior Varsity 8.
Oxlade was the boat club president for the University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne from 1996-99 and received his bachelor’s degree in Sport & Exercise Science in 1999. He went on to earn his master’s in Physical Education from the University of Surrey, Roehampton in 2002.
He is married to Stacey, who is currently an academic advisor for JU student-athletes.