Former Tulsa HC Bill Blankenship back at high school level

Before he got a job coaching the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in 2007, Bill Blankenship spent nearly two decades as a prominent name at the high school level. After a year hiatus from the sidelines, the coach is back in the high school game, but in a different state.

It was reported that Blankenship had accepted the head coaching position at Fayetteville High School in Arkansas. Vernon Tarver of the Northwest Arkansas Times first confirmed the news via Twitter.

PREP FB: Source confirms Bill Blankenship to be named head football coach at Fayetteville, pending special board meeting approval. #arpreps

— Vernon Tarver (@NWAVernon) June 7, 2016

Blankenship spent most of his time at Union High School in Tulsa as he was with the team for 13 years. He posted a 154-26 record and led the team to three state championships from 2002-2005. He left following the 2005 season and took the next fall off. Blankenship took a job with the Golden Hurricane in 2007, coaching multiple positions before taking over as head coach in 2011.

Bill Blankenship posted a 24-27 record with Tulsa, leading them to bowl games in his first two years with the team. His best year came in 2012 when they won the Conference USA championship and the Liberty Bowl while posting an 11-3 record.

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