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Chris Blanding

Coach Christopher Blanding boasts a remarkable 20-year career in education and youth development, wearing multiple hats as a Teacher, Coach, Athletic Administrator, and Skills Development leader. With an impressive record, he has secured 272 victories during his tenure as a head coach, which spans 16 years. Coach Blanding has helmed prominent institutions including Chapman Middle School, Columbia High School, and St. John Paul II Catholic High School.

His coaching prowess has been exemplified by his teams, with notable achievements including 3 Middle School City Championships, 2 5A Area Championships, 2 6A Area Championships, and 4 Sweet 16 appearances. Coach Blanding's philosophy centers around the belief that nurturing character within student-athletes serves as a potent tool for enriching their educational experience and, in turn, transforming the broader community's culture.