Stephanie Blanton
Stephanie Blanton
Previous College: The Ohio State University, '07
Position: Assistant Coach

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Stephanie Blanton begins her second season as an assistant coach for American University's women's basketball program. Blanton handles coaching responsibilities for the team's post players, and also serves as the director of the Matt Corkery Hoops School. Blanton is in charge of the team's film exchange with opponents, and helps with recruiting and opponent scouting.

Prior to coming to AU, Blanton spent the previous year as a student-manager for the Ohio State women's basketball team. During her tenure, she assisted in running practices and aided the coaching staff in various drills and plays. Blanton also compiled statistics, helped with recruiting paperwork and interacted with student-athletes as a mentor on a daily basis. She also was a staff member at Ohio State and Illinois Summer Camps.

From 2003-07, Blanton was a standout on the court for Ohio State. She was a four-year varsity letterwinner and was a part of three Big Ten Conference Championships. The team went 112-22 in Blanton's four years and made NCAA Tournament appearances each season. Blanton was named a Third Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America selection as a senior and was also nominated for the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor. Blanton earned four straight scholar-athlete awards and was a Buckeye Award Winner in 2007. She graduated with a bachelor of science from Ohio State's College of Allied Medical Professions.

"Stephanie's experience playing at the highest level, in both the Big Ten and the NCAA Tournament, is invaluable to our team," said AU Head Coach Matt Corkery. "She has exceptional knowledge of the game and is passionate about coaching, but also can closely relate to our student-athletes being a recent graduate."