Coach Blankenship enters his fifth season as the Head Coach of the Mustang Broncos. In the previous four seasons as the Broncos Head Football Coach, Blankenship has compiled a 5-0 record against arch rival Yukon, led the Broncos to four consecutive State Quarterfinal appearances, and a State Semifinals appearance (7th in school history). This year, the Broncos finished with an 8 win regular season record, the first 8+ win regular season since the Broncos entered Class 6A Division 1, and only the sixth Bronco Football team to win 8+ regular season games since 1990. Since the creation of 6A Division 1, the Bronco’s had never won enough district games to solidify a 1st or 2nd place district finish, and thus a home field playoff game. During the four year Blankenship era, the Broncos have done it three times.
Prior to coaching, Blankenship had a playing career at Spiro High School, the University of Oklahoma, and East Central University. After his playing career, Blankenship began coaching as an assistant coach at Spiro High School, Union Christian Academy and Wilburton High School before advancing to head coach status at Class A Gore High School in 2011. In 2013, Blankenship took over as the Head Football Coach at 3A Beggs High School where he led the Golden Demons to their first State Championship appearance since 1977 in his 5th Season. Blankenship was named 2017 Regional Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Oklahoma Coaches Association Coach of the Year.
Coach Blankenship and his wife Abbey have two son's, Cole (8) and Clay (5).
The Blankenship File:
2011. State Playoffs, District Coach of the Year
2012. State Playoffs
2013. State Quarterfinals
2014. State Quarterfinals, District Coach of the Year
2015. State Playoffs
2016. State Playoffs
2017. State Championship, District Coach of the Year, OCA Region 2 Coach of the Year
2019. State Quarterfinals, Academic State Champions, District Coach of the Year
2020. State Quarterfinals
2021. State Semifinals
2022. State Quarterfinals