Tina Blakley returns in 2013-2014 for her sixth season at the Mount, and her third as the College's head coach for the Lions’ men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams. Coach Blakley is very committed to creating a team environment in which the Cross Country and Track and Field athletes experience success academically as well as athletically.
She is passionate about enabling Mount athletes achieve their personal goals and is an advocate for educating athletes about cross training, nutrition, strength and conditioning and injury prevention. Coach Blakley partners with the Mount’s Strength and Conditioning Director as well as the Athletic Training Department to ensure that each athlete in her team’s programs have an overall balance in their training and competition.
Coach Blakley is an AFAA certified personal trainer and has helped direct many individual athletes and teams improve their performance through strength training programs. In addition, she has worked in the fitness industry for over a dozen years and has a versatile training background. Her personal interests involve strength training and competing in multi-discipline endurance races, long distance running and cycling.
She is currently pursuing a degree in Sport Management at the Mount and is on the Dean’s List. Coach Blakley resides in Bright, Ind., with her family.