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Ken Slough is in his third year as the head equipment manager at the College of the Holy Cross in 2017-2018. He handles the equipment needs for all 27 of the Crusaders' varsity athletic teams.
Slough came to Holy Cross from La Salle University, where he served as the athletic services manager during the 2014-2015 school year. While with the Explorers, he managed the equipment needs for 20 varsity programs, including inventory reporting, issuing gear, fitting equipment, ordering and providing laundry services. Prior to his time at La Salle, Slough spent one year at Western Oregon University as the athletic equipment coordinator for the school’s 11 varsity sports. In addition to managing inventory, he assisted with set-up and take-down of all athletic events and managed the coaches communication system for football.
From 2001-2013, Slough was with the Philadelphia Eagles as an assistant equipment manager. He oversaw distribution, maintenance and inventory control of playing equipment and uniforms, and also supervised the equipment move for 150 coaches and players for training camp at Lehigh University. On game days, Slough assisted with locker room and halftime setup and breakdown as well as set up of players and coaches meals. Slough represented the Eagles organization at equipment manager conferences to discuss safety products and evaluate new clothing, shoes and gloves. While with the Eagles, Slough was instrumental in streamlining distribution and storage plans and helped assist in the move from Veterans’ Stadium to Lincoln Financial Field. He also assisted with several international soccer team summer tours.
Prior to his time with the Eagles, Slough served as the home clubhouse manager (1996-1998) and director of clubhouse operations (2000-2001) with the Rochester Redwings. He served as the main contact point with the Baltimore Orioles player personnel office while servicing the equipment operations. While with the Redwings, he served as the home clubhouse manager for the Governor’s Cup team in 1997 and the Triple-A All-Star Game in 2000, in addition to assisting with the Rochester Rhinos USL team, Team USA and several international teams at exhibition games.
Slough earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Belmont Abbey College in 1992. He has also taken post-baccalaureate courses at Penn and Duke.