George Blankley

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George Blankley
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Playing career
c. 1940 College of Idaho
c. 1940 College of Idaho
1941 Boise Pilots
Position(s) End (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1948–1949 Boise JC (assistant)
1950–1951 Boise JC
1947–1948 Caldwell HS (ID)
1948–1962 Boise JC
Head coaching record
Overall 19–2 (junior college football)
206–139 (junior college basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Intermountain Collegiate (1950–1951)

3 Intermountain Collegiate (1956–1958)

George Blankley was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head basketball coach at Boise Junior College—now Boise State University—from 1948 to 1962, compiling a record of 206–139. Blankey was also the head football coach at Boise Junior College from 1950 to 1951, tallying a mark of 19–2.

Blankley was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, and grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball. He attended the College of Idaho, where he played football, as an end, and baseball. Blankey graduated from college in 1941. He played minor league baseball with the Boise Pilots of the Pioneer Baseball League that year[1] before becoming the athletic director and coach at Kuna High School. From 1943 to 1945, he taught physical education at his alma mater and then served as a physical trainer in the United States Marines. In 1948, Blankley was coaching basketball at Caldwell High School in Caldwell, Idaho.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Boise Junior College Broncos (Intermountain Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1950–1951)
1950 Boise JC 9–1 1st
1951 Boise JC 10–1 1st
Boise JC: 19–2
Total: 19–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ "Boise Pilots Play Coyotes If Field Dries". Lewiston Morning Tribune. April 11, 1941. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ourada, Patricia K. (1994). The Broncos: A History of Boise State University athletics, 1932-1994. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University. p. 45. ISBN 0-932129-17-X. Retrieved October 13, 2011.