Blake enters his first season at Kansas after being named the associate head coach of the men’s golf program, announced by head coach Jamie Bermel in July 2023.
After spending the last two years as the program director of First Tee Greater Kansas City, Blake served as Head Coach of the men’s and women’s golf program at Park University in Missouri. During his three-year tenure at Park, Blake earned six tournament wins and a No. 19 national ranking for the men’s team in his first two seasons, with one player who was awarded the 2018 Men’s Golf Championship and qualified for the 2018 NAIA National Championship. In 2019, the men’s team won twice more and the program also produced the Golfer of the Year and the Freshman of the Year, while a member of the women’s team earned all-conference honors.
Before his time at Park University, Blake served as assistant coach of the Wichita State Men’s Golf program. In just five years with the Shockers, Blake produced 20 All-Missouri Valley Conference performers, three MVC Newcomer of the Year players, four MVC Championship medalists, and five MVC Player of the Year awards. The Shockers won 14 tournaments in Blake’s five seasons, as he helped elevate the Shockers to four-straight MVC titles as well as five NCAA appearances.
As a student-athlete, Blake was a member of the Wichita State golf team (1994-96) and was a two-year letterman. Prior to WSU, Blake was a member of the Butler County Community College golf team where he was the 1993 Region IV Champion.
Following his career after Wichita State, Blake played on multiple mini-tours as a professional. In 2003, Blake regained his amateur status. In 2004, Blake was crowned the Kansas State Mid-Amateur Champion.
The Wichita, Kansas native graduated from Wichita State in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education-Sports Business. Blake and his wife, Cara, have two children, Crandall and Carlin.
|THE BLAKE FILE|
|Alma Mater: Butler County CC (1993), Wichita State (1996)|
|Hometown: Wichita, Kan.|
|Children: Crandall and Carlin|
|2017-20, Park University (HC men & women)|
|2011-16, Wichita State (Assistant)|
|14 Team Titles (WSU)|
|20 All-MVC performers (WSU)|
|3 MVC Newcomer of the Year players (WSU)|
|4 MVC Championship medalists (WSU)|
|5 MVC Player of the Year awards (WSU)|
|6 Team Titles (Park U.)|
|2019 Golfer of the Year (Park U.)|
|2019 Freshman of the Year (Park U.)|
|Ranked No. 19 nationally (Park U.)|