• Blankenship on coaching future: "I'm in the final stretch"

    By: Jeff Kolb

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    QUICK FACTS:

    • Asked by FOX23's Jeff Kolb about how much longer he intends to coach, Owasso head football coach Bill Blankenship said, "I think I'm in the final stretch, no doubt about that. You're not going to do this forever. I've told our AD (Zach Duffield) that I can guarantee I'm going to be here three more years. Will I coach these fourth and fifth graders? I don't know. I'm not in any hurry at all to call it quits."
    • Blankenship has been coaching football since 1983, winning state championships with Union, Fayetteville, AR, and Owasso. He also was the head coach for the University of Tulsa
    • In 2017, Blankenship helped Owasso end its 43-year state title drought
    • There's not much left on the football field that Blankenship hasn't accomplished. What motivates him most now, he says, is making a lasting impact on his players. Blankenship said, "Maybe they won't leave their kids, maybe they won't leave their spouses. Maybe they will be men that stand up in the community and make a difference for us."

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