Josh Blankenship joined The University of Tulsa coaching staff in January 2014 as the Golden Hurricane quarterbacks coach.
Blankenship spent the past three seasons as the head football coach at Muskogee (Okla.) High School, inheriting a team with less than 40 players and building the roster to over 100 student-athletes. He also served the school in the capacities of Acting Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director.
Before his time at Muskogee, Blankenship spent a total of seven years coaching at Tulsa's Union High School, where he was a part of five state championships. The eldest son of Tulsa Head Coach Bill Blankenship, the two have had a history of success coaching together as Josh was the quarterback coach in the 2003-05 seasons under his father. In 2004 and 2005, he coordinated the pass offense for his father's final two state championship teams.
Blankenship spent the 2006 campaign as the offensive coordinator for the NOAH home-school team. He returned to Union High School for the 2007-10 seasons as passing coordinator and quarterback coach.
Blankenship originally signed with The University of Tulsa in 1999 and quarterbacked the Golden Hurricane for three seasons (1999-2001) before transferring to Eastern Washington to complete his collegiate career.
At Tulsa, Blankenship threw for 5,273 yards and 21 touchdowns in his three seasons. In the 2002 season at Eastern Washington, he threw for 3,243 yards, 294.8 yards per game and 30 TDs with a passing efficiency of 145.3. Blankenship earned second-team All-America honors by Football Gazette and was the 2002 Big Sky Conference Offensive MVP. He had a career-high 426-yard passing game against Western Oregon.
Blankenship spent the 2003 summer and NFL training camp with the Miami Dolphins under the tutelage of Norv Turner.
He also played for the Austin Wranglers of the AFL in 2004 as well as with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL later that same year. Blankenship also played with the Tulsa Talons, Memphis Explorers and Stockton Lightning of the AF2 between 2005 and 2007.
Blankenship earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Washington in 2003. He received his master's of Education from Northeastern State (Okla.) in May 2009.
Blankenship and his wife, Lindsay, have three children: Barrett, Gracie and Deacon.
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