Gary Blackney

Gary Blackney (born December 12, 1944) is an American retired college football coach.[1] He served as the head football coach at Bowling Green State University from 1991 to 2000. Blackney also worked as an assistant football coach at Ohio State University, Syracuse University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Brown University. He was the defensive coordinator at University of Maryland, College Park from 2001 to 2005. He retired from coaching after the 2008 season.[2]

Gary Blackney
Biographical details
Born (1944-12-10) December 10, 1944 (age 75)
Plainview, New York
Playing career
Position(s)Running back, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968–1969UConn (GA)
1970–1972Brown (DB)
1973–1974Rhode Island (OB)
1975–1976Wisconsin (DB)
1977Wisconsin (DC)
1978–1979UCLA (DB)
1981–1983Syracuse (DB)
1984Ohio State (DB)
1985–1987Ohio State (DC)
1988–1990Ohio State (ILB)
1991–2000Bowling Green
2001–2005Maryland (DC)
2008UCF (DB)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
2 MAC (1991–1992)
MAC Coach of the Year (1991–1992)

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American Conference) (1991–2000)
1991 Bowling Green 11–1 8–0 1st W California
1992 Bowling Green 10–2 8–0 1st W Las Vegas
1993 Bowling Green 6–3–2 5–1–2 3rd
1994 Bowling Green 9–2 7–1 2nd
1995 Bowling Green 5–6 3–5 6th
1996 Bowling Green 4–7 4–4 5th
1997 Bowling Green 3–8 3–5 T–4th (East)
1998 Bowling Green 5–6 5–3 T–3rd (East)
1999 Bowling Green 5–6 3–5 5th (East)
2000 Bowling Green 2–9 2–6 T–5th (East)
Bowling Green: 60–50–2 48–30–2
Total: 60–50–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (November 28, 2010). "10 Questions with Gary Blackney". Toledo Blade.
  2. ^ UCF hires former player Sean Beckton as assistant football coach, The Orlando Sentinel, April 7, 2009.