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David Blake | Football
Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers Coach
David is defensive coordinator and linebackers coach . He comes to Bluefield State from Auburn University where he a defensive assistant and player personnel analyst .
He is originally from Stoneboro , PA , and a 2009 graduate of West Liberty University . He also has a Master ’ s of Science degree from the University of Memphis .
David began his coaching career in 2016 as a defensive quality control coach at the University of Memphis .
In 2019 he became the defensive backs coach at Rhodes College in Memphis .
David has post-season bowl experience : Birmingham Bowl ( 2018 ), Liberty Bowl ( 2017 ), Boca Raton Bowl ( 2016 ).
He is also a nine-year veteran of the U . S . Navy , having served as a flight engineer .
Daulton Cooper | Bowling
Head Coach
“ Daulton is head coach for men and women ’ s bowling . He comes to Bluefield State from his hometown Dayton , OH .
He is a graduate of Urbana University ( OH ) where he earned Academic All-American honors in 2013-2014 .
Daulton ’ s undergraduate bowling teams were ranked in the Top Ten every year , finishing as a runner-up to a national championship in the 2013-2014 season .
His coaching career began at Wayne High School in Huber Heights , OH , winning the 2016 state championship .”
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