July 30, 2008
Providence, RI - Scott Blanchard is returning for his second stint as an assistant coach for the Brown University Women's Volleyball team, this time in a full-time position. Blanchard was last at Brown during the '95 and '96 seasons, during which time the Bears were Ivy League Champions ('96).
Prior to his two seasons with the Bears, 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, Michigan. Blanchard also enjoyed a very successful tenure as a high school coach in Michigan. As the head coach at Trenton High School, he compiled an overall record of 185-60 over seven seasons ('89-'95).
Blanchard moved to Massachusetts in 1995, at which time he joined the staff at Brown University. After two seasons with Brown, he spent one season as an assistant coach at Northeastern University (Boston, MA), followed by two seasons as the head coach at Babson College (Wellesley, MA).
For the 2000 season, Blanchard returned to the high school scene. He took over a very successful program at Medway High School ( seven-time State Champions between '89 and '99) where he helped continue the program's success with a record of 155-30 over eight seasons, which included two appearances in the State Finals (finalists '00, undefeated champions '01), as well as three league titles. After leading many of his Medway players to careers as college volleyball players, Blanchard has decided to return to the college coaching circuit.
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 ten 18s teams, as well as a top ten 16s team, for the club.