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STAFF

Associate Head Coach

David Cox

David Cox enters his third season on the Rhode Island men's basketball coaching staff and the first as the program's associate head coach. Cox joined the Rhody staff in May, 2014 after spending the previous four seasons on the staff at Rutgers.

During his time at URI, Cox has been instrumental in the recruitment of transfer Stanford Robinson and Jeff Dowtin and Michael Tertsea from the prep ranks for the 2016-17 season.

“David has a wealth of experience, working with successful programs at the highest levels,” Hurley said. “He is one of the most well-rounded, well-respected assistant coaches in America. David’s proven abilities to recruit and to teach the game will be an asset to our program.”

While at Rutgers, Cox was the Scarlet Knights’ associate head coach, helping the program recruit the 15th-best class in 2011. He served as the interim head coach for a three-game stint in December 2012, guiding RU to a 3-0 record.

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Assistant Coach

Jim Carr

Jim Carr enters his fifth season as a member of the Rhode Island men's basketball coaching staff.

Carr spent 13 seasons on the coaching staff at Rutgers, including five seasons (2004-05 to 2008-09) as an assistant coach. During that span, Carr served as recruiting coordinator for the Scarlet Knights in 2009-10 before assuming the role of director of basketball operations role. He had previously served in that capacity from 1997-2000 and has an extensive background that includes over 20 years of coaching, administration and recruiting experience at the high school and college levels.

Known as a tireless worker and recruiter, Carr mentored numerous Scarlet Knights standouts, most notably All-BIG EAST selection and 2006 NBA first round choice Quincy Douby and 2010 NBA Draft selection and current Washington Wizard Hamady Ndiaye.

Carr’s extensive international experience has developed valuable recruiting inroads for RU. He was instrumental in the program signing highly-touted prospects from South America, Africa and Europe. He has also coached multiple all-star teams on overseas tours, including trips to the Ukraine and to the Bahamas.

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Director of Basketball Operations

Tyron Boswell

Tyron Boswell begins his first season as the director of basketball operations with the University of Rhode Island. He arrives in Kingston after spending the previous seven years with the Expressions Elite youth basketball program.

Most recently, Boswell was the director of basketball operations for Expressions Elite where he oversaw all aspects of organization's day-to-day operations, including coaching, individual instruction, player development, fundraising, and equipment. He advised student-athletes through the recruiting process at all levels of NCAA basketball and helped create an academics program to assist members of the Expressions Elite program prepare for college.

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Assistant Director of Basketball Operations

Chris Martin

Chris Martin begins his fourth season with the Rhode Island men's basketball program in 2016-17.

Martin was a four-year letterman for Wagner College, playing for the Seahawks from 2008-12. His final two seasons, he was a standout guard for then-head coach Dan Hurley and finished his career in Staten Island as a 1,000 point scorer.

He graduated from Wagner in 2012 with a degree in sociology, and has worked as a teacher's assistant at Bankbridge Elementary, Middle, and Regional High Schools over the past two years.

Martin is pursuing his master's degree in communications studies at Rhode Island.

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Director of Basketball Performance

Daniel Marshall

Daniel Marshall joined the Rhode Island staff in July of 2014 and currently serves as the strength coach for URI men's basketball, rowing and men's & women's cross country/track & field programs.

Marshall came to Rhode Island after spending the 2013-14 season as a strength and conditioning intern with the NBA's Chicago Bulls. With the Bulls, Marshall was responsible for designing all aspects of strength and conditioning programs for Jimmy Butler, an NBA All-Defensive Second-Team selection. He also programmed and coached sprinting and lateral movement training sessions for Derrick Rose during his rehabilitation process.

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Graduate Student Manager / Video Coordinator

Eric Youncofski

Eric Youncofski enters his second season as a graduate student manager / Video Coordinator at University of Rhode Island. His primary duties are to assist in the initial breakdown of game video, aid in gathering scouting information as well as coordinate film exchange and coaching staff travel. He also assists with recruiting database, scouting reports and compliance.

A native of Middletown, New Jersey Youncofski graduated from University of Rhode Island in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Leadership Studies minor. He played four seasons for head coach Dan Hurley in 2013-2015, helping the Rams to a 23-10 overall record, and a trip to the NIT Tournament. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication.