We’re proud to announce that Run SMART coach Blake Boldon has accepted an offer to take the reigns as head distance coach at the University of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA – Sub four-minute miler Blake Boldon will join the University of Pennsylvania track and field staff as an assistant coach as announced by the University on Tuesday. Boldon will work primarily with Penn’s men’s and women’s distance runners. “We are extremely excited and pleased to have such a top young coach join our staff,” said The James P. Tuppeny Head Coach of Track & Field Charlie Powell. “Blake has proven himself over and over as both an athlete and coach on the highest levels of track and field and his experiences will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow and move forward. His knowledge, his energy and his recruiting skills are excellent and we look forward to having him as a part of this storied program.”
Blake is now the second Run SMART coach to hold a coaching position at a top division I program. Chris Miltenberg is head women’s cross country coach at Georgetown University, who are currently ranked 5th in the nation. Although Blake’s new full-time gig will take up most of his coaching expertise, he’ll still be working with a small group of Run SMART clients.