Marc Slade Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Marc Slade Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Salem, Va. -- Roanoke College Head Men's Basketball Coach Clay Nunley announced Thursday the addition of Marc Slade to his staff as an assistant coach.

Slade, who will assist Nunley in all facets of the Maroon program, is no stranger to the ODAC having served at three league institutions. Most recently, he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Emory & Henry during the 2019-20 season.

"I've known Coach Slade for five years and have observed and respected the work he's done during his time in the ODAC," said Nunley.  "In addition, he's worked for a couple of my closest friends who recommend him highly.  I'm excited to have him on board with us and confident he will hit the ground running to serve, invest in, and positively impact our student-athletes and help our program build on its success."

Prior to his stint at E&H, Slade spent two seasons on the bench at Randolph. He came to the WildCats from Guilford where he served as an assistant coach helping guide the Quakers to the 2017 ODAC regular season and tournament titles.

"It is a tremendous honor to be a part of this Roanoke College family," said Slade. "The basketball program has a rich tradition of success and we look forward to continue and add on to that tradition. I am excited to work with Clay Nunley and help this program do great things. We want to continue to develop well-rounded young men; in the community, classroom and on the court." 

Slade played basketball for four years at Methodist University and was named a captain in his senior season. He also lettered for one year in cross country. He earned his Bachelor's in Physical Education/Exercise Science from Methodist in 2011 and a Master's in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy in 2014.