Associate Head Coach
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.Read More
Director of Basketball Operations
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.Read More
Director of Player Development
T.J. Buchanan returned to the Rhode Island men's basketball program as the Director of Player Development in September of 2017.
A two-year team captain for Dan Hurley as a player, Buchanan played for Rhode Island from 2011-15. The team qualified for the NIT during his senior season. As a senior, he was honored by the Rhode Island House of Representatives with the Scholar Athlete Award.
After graduating from Rhode Island, Buchanan spent three seasons as an assistant coach for Kalamazoo Central, helping the team win back-to-back Class A Southwest Michigan District championships in 2015-16 and 2016-17. The team also was the 2016-17 Class A Southwest Regional champion. All five seniors from the 2016-17 squad moved on to play collegiate basketball.
Buchanan graduated from Rhode Island with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies in May of 2015. He also earned a minor in Writing.Read More
Director of Basketball Performance
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.Read More
Director of Basketball Operations
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.