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  •  Sport: Administrator
  •  Date Inducted: June 2010

Blake was named the 2002-2003 Division I-AA/I-AAA Northeast Region National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics AD of the Year and was honored at NACDA's 38th Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista.

Served Rider from 1991-2005. In that period the University added five varsity sports; Alumni Gymnasium was renovated; and a baseball field, softball field and track & field complex were constructed, and work began on the SRC.

Blake served as the chair of the NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee and served on the National Wrestling Coaches Association Board of Directors.  The former commissioner of the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA), Blake was President of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) executive council.  In 1999-2000 he served as president of the College Athletic Administrators of New Jersey.

A native of Springfield, Vermont, Blake is a former athletic director at Drake University, associate athletic director at the University of Pennsylvania and wrestling coach at Colgate University.  A graduate of Springfield College, Blake captained the track team while competing in the 100- and 200-yard sprint events, the long jump and javelin.  He also coached lacrosse, football and track at Colgate, where he was also director of athletic promotions and marketing.  At Penn, he was directly responsible for 14 of the 28 intercollegiate sports.

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