Gala Speaker Lee Blankenship
Lee Blankenship enters his second season as the Head Football Coach at Mustang High School.
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 school’s history.
In his first season at Mustang, the Bronco’s finished the season with a 7-4 record, securing a second-place finish in District 6A1-2. With signature wins vs. Yukon (38-0), Edmond Santa Fe (24-21) and Tulsa Union (23-21), he was selected by his peers as the District 6A1-2 Coach of the Year.
Blankenship, 34, 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 (5) and Clay (2).
Season Playoff Round (School)
2006 Oklahoma State 2A Semifinalist
2009 Arkansas State 2A Quarterfinalist (Union Christian Academy, AR)
2010 Oklahoma State 2A Playoffs (Wilburton)
2011 Oklahoma State A Playoffs (Gore)
2012 Oklahoma State A Playoffs (Gore)
2013 Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Beggs)
2014 Oklahoma State 3A Quarterfinalist (Beggs)
2015 Oklahoma State 3A Playoffs (Beggs)
2016 Oklahoma State 3A Playoffs (Beggs)
2017 Oklahoma State 3A State Runner-Up (Beggs)
2019 Oklahoma State 6A-1 Quarterfinalist (Mustang)
The Blankenship File | Personal | Birthdate: December 13, 1985 | Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Hometown: Spiro, Oklahoma | Family: wife Abigail; children Cole (5) and Clay (2)