Wrestling - Varsity
Head Coach: Bill Dunham | profile
Bill has served in a variety of posts since graduating from Wesleyan University in 1985. Currently, Bill heads the English Department where he brings great patience and understanding to the position. He teaches Advanced Placement English and 8th grade English in addition to other courses. He also grades the AP English Literature exams and SAT essays. Bill is the head coach of the Varsity wrestling team and the Varsity golf team.
Bill has served as an officer of the WNEISWA (wrestling) Coaches Association for 26 of the past 29 years. He oversees the statistics for the league as well. He enjoys sailing, golf, and reading when he has free time. He lives with his wife Melanie, daughter Courtney, chocolate Lab Mocha and yellow Lab Jibe, in Birckhead North.
Ralph Fedele | profile
Ralph is a Trinity-Pawling alumnus, class of 2004, and was a three-sport varsity athlete and prefect at Trinity-Pawling. Ralph went on to become a 3x Western New England Champion while here at Trinity-Pawling, as well as a 3x All-New England wrestler, winning a New England Championship his senior year. Ralph went on to be a 4-year starter for the Trinity College wrestling team where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Ralph served the last five years in the United States Marine Corps having completed two combat deployments to Afghanistan with 1st Battalion 8th Marines.
Excited to be back with the Trinity-Pawling community, Ralph teaches in the History and English Departments and coaches wrestling and baseball. He lives in Owen House with his wife Elizabeth.
Slade Mead | profile
After graduating from Yale College with a major in political science, Slade worked in Admissions and taught U.S. History at the Taft School. He then earned his J.D. at the University of Connecticut. While in law school, he was a wrestling coach for three years at the Avon Old Farms School. He moved to Washington, DC to work for Advantage International representing professional tennis players and baseball players. In 1989 he moved to Phoenix and started his own company representing players and presenting arbitration cases for baseball players.
While in Arizona, Slade became active in local politics sitting on two school boards and serving a term in the Arizona State Senate where he was the Vice-Chair of the Education Committee. In 2004 he unsuccessfully ran for Arizona Superintendent of Education. He has served on numerous foundation and museum boards. In 2006 he contracted with PBS and produced a documentary for Arkansas public television.
Over the past ten years Slade has lectured on Sports Law at the University of Southern California School of Law, Arizona State University, University of Connecticut and shared his PBS material with numerous high schools.
Slade grew up a faculty brat at the Salisbury School where both his parents taught. He teaches US Government and enjoys a lively Harkness style class coupled with a parade of guest speakers. Slade and his wife Alison Greene live off campus. They have two daughters, Lindsay who lives at home and Sierra who is serving in the Peace Corps.