Ian Blanchard was named UMBCís new Head Womenís Volleyball Coach as he becomes the fifth volleyball head coach in the programís 32-year history. The jobs also marks the first collegiate head coaching job in Blanchardís career after two years as an assistant at
Blanchard during his tenure at
Prior to Towson University Blanchard spent a year (2002) at Catonsville Community College as the head womenís volleyball coach, leading the program to a 24-5 overall record, 12-0 in the conference and ranked 11th in the nation at the NJCAA Division II level. Blanchard was honored with NJCAA Region F and Maryland JuCo Coach of the Year accolades.
In addition to his collegiate experience, Blanchard has made a name for himself at the USAV Club level, directing the Orange Crush of the Time Out Volleyball Club for the past nine seasons. Blanchardís team went undefeated in the USAV Chesapeake Region from 2000-2004 and placed fifth in 2003 and third in 2004 at the USAV National Championships.
Blanchard is a former social studies teacher at
Blanchard owns a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Westfield State College (1988) where he was a four-year member of
Blanchard is married with two kids and resides in