Scott Blanchard enters his 11th season overall at Brown and his ninth year in his second stint as an assistant coach for the Brown University women's volleyball team in 2016-17. Blanchard served the Bears as an assistant from 1995-96 and rejoined the program prior to the 2008-09 season.
Blanchard helped guide the Bears to back-to-back seasons in the top half of the Ivy League in 2013 and 2014 as Brown posted an 8-6 league mark in 2013 and a 7-7 conference ledger in 2014. In 2015, the Bears notched their first win over Yale since the 2005 season. He has mentored 11 All-Ivy selections during his time at Brown, including six such performers from 2011-15.
During his first run at Brown, Blanchard aided in guiding the team to its first Ivy League title and first NCAA Championship appearance in 1996 as the Bears finished with a 20-14 overall record, their first 20-win season since 1984.
Prior to rejoining the Bears in 2008, Blanchard enjoyed a successful eight-year tenure as the head coach at Medway High School, tallying a record of 155-30 from 2000-07. He led the program to consecutive appearances in the state finals in 2000 and 2001, including an undefeated regular season in 2001, as well as three league crowns. Blanchard guided several players to the collegiate ranks before returning to the NCAA himself.
Blanchard moved to Massachusetts in 1995, at which time he joined the staff at Brown. After two seasons with the Bears, he spent one season as an assistant coach at Northeastern University in 1997, before serving as the head coach at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., from 1998-99.
Before joining the Bears for the first time, Blanchard spent time at the high school and college levels in his home state of Michigan. His stops included eight seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as well as three seasons at Madonna University in Livonia, Mich. Blanchard also succeeded as a high school coach in Michigan, directing Trenton High School to an overall mark of 185-60 over seven seasons from 1989-95.
Blanchard resides in Sherborn, Mass., with his wife, Kaylee, and two sons, Evan and Ethan. Blanchard is also a member of the board of directors for the Central Mass Volleyball Club and has coached top-10 18s teams, as well as a top-1016s team, for the club.