Head Football Coach
Bartlesville High School
Lee Blankenship enters his first season as the Head Football Coach at Bartlesville High School.
Before coming to Bartlesville, Blankenship has recorded 7 years of head coaching experience at the varsity level, making the Oklahoma State Playoffs in each of those seasons.
Coach Blankenship was the youngest head football coach in the state of Oklahoma (age 24) when he took over the Class A Gore Pirates in 2011. That season he led the Pirates to an undefeated district championship and state playoff appearance.
In his five seasons at Beggs, Coach Blankenship led the Golden Demons deep into the playoffs, reaching the State Quarterfinals (3rd Round) three times, the state semifinals once, and the Class 3A State Championship game in 2017. The 2017 State Championship appearance was the first for Beggs High School since 1977 and just the third State Championship appearance in the schools history.
As a Head Coach, Blankenship’s teams have averaged 9 wins per season scoring 41 points per game while giving up an average of only 16 points per game.
Blankenship, 32, began his college playing career as a walk on QB at the University of Oklahoma and member of the 2004 Big XII Champion Sooners before suffering what appeared to be a career ending injury. After a determined recovery, he transferred to East Central University in Ada, OK where he finished his playing career and received his bachelor’s degree in History. He and his wife, Abigail, have two children: Cole (3) and Clay who turns one in September.