Martyn Blankley was named the assistant coach of the women's soccer team in August 2015 and begins his second seson with the Mocs.
Blankley spent seven years as the men’s varsity assistant coach and head coach of the JV team at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn. He helped the program to the AAC co-conference championship in 2010 after going unbeaten in the regular season with a 6-0-1 record. In 2011 TWC reached a national ranking of 24th at their highest point and in 2012 won the AAC Conference Tournament advancing to its first NAIA National Tournament appearance since 2002. In 2013, Tennessee Wesleyan won the AAC regular season title.
During his time at TWC they had 15 first team all-conference players, 2 freshman players of the year. In his last 4 seasons TWC’s overall record was 46-22-8 with a winning percentage of 66%, and their Conference record was 24-4-3 which is a winning percentage of 82%. Many current and former players have represented teams in the Premier Development League (PDL) and the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
Originally from Chesterfield, England, Blankley attended TWC from 1999-2004 and played four years of soccer and basketball for the Bulldogs. As a member of the soccer team, he was named All-Conference and was a member of the 2002 soccer team that won the conference and regional titles and played at the NAIA National Tournament. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Business.
Following graduation, he returned to England to teach and coach West Nott’s College Youth Soccer Academy and Eckington School. He also played and coached for Ashover FC at the semi-pro level. He currently coaches with the Tennessee State Olympic Development Program (ODP) and holds the USSF “C” license.
Coach Blankley and his wife Gillian currently reside in Athens, Tenn.
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