Josh Blankenship Becomes B.A. Football Coach

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MEETING THE PRESS: Josh Blankenship answers questions from Tulsa area media at his introductory press conference at the Broken Arrow indoor practice facility Jan. 8.

Rumors that began swirling around Broken Arrow High School athletics at the first of the year have been proven true. Josh Blankenship is now the Tigers’ head football coach. 
The son of legendary Owasso coach Bill Blankenship, he was an all-state player for his dad at Union, and then followed him to the University of Tulsa where he became the second member of the Blankenship family to play quarterback for the Golden Hurricane. After three seasons at TU, he transferred to Eastern Washington, where he was the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year and a second-team All-American. 
During the 2003 preseason, Josh Blankenship was on the Miami Dolphins’ training-camp roster and later played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League and the Tulsa Talons arena football team. 
His coaching resume includes service as a quarterback coach at TU, head coach at Muskogee High School and, most recently, head coach at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado where his 2017 Grizzlies were No. 2 nationally in passing yards and 11th in total offense. 
At 39, he succeeds former BA, TU and professional star David Alexander who coached at Broken Arrow for seven years and brought the school its first, and to date only, state championship with an undefeated 2018 team.