Jake Bluhm
Fordham University
Jake Bluhm
Assistant Coach
Fordham University

Division 1

Bluhm joined the Fordham coaching staff in March of 2018.  Previous to this, Bluhm was the Head Coach at Plattsburgh State for four years.   During his time at Plattsburgh State, he mentored his student-athletes toward two All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) honors and defeated an NCAA Division II program in 2016.

In addition to his time with the Cardinals, Bluhm owns three years of collegiate head coaching experience in both the women's and men's volleyball realms. From 2011-13, he helmed the men's and women's programs at SUNYIT in Rome, N.Y., where he helped the teams reach some lofty heights.

On the women's side, he compiled a 62-40 record through the course of his three seasons with his best showing occurring in 2013. After the Wildcats posted a record of 12-22 in 2012, Bluhm completely retooled the team and helped it gain an enviable mark of 29-5.

Under Bluhm's guidance, the squad secured a share of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) regular season title before advancing to the finals of the NEAC Tournament where it claimed a runner-up finish. At one point in the Wildcats' historic 2013 campaign, the team reeled off 24 consecutive triumphs which was the longest winning streak in the country in any division.

Bluhm, who earned 2013 NEAC Coach of the Year acclaim as a result of his work, saw senior Kaitlyn Harrington earn the title of 2013 NEAC Women's Volleyball Player of the Year.

During his three seasons as bench boss of the men's volleyball team, Bluhm continued his trend of rebuilding. In his first season, the Wildcats fought through a difficult schedule before seeing significant improvements in the following pair of campaigns.

In 2013, Bluhm successfully completed the Wildcats' turnaround as he coached the group to a 19-5 record. His squad got its hands on a share of the NEAC regular season title before it took home the programs first-ever NEAC Tournament crown with a 3-0 win over Lancaster Bible College. Once again, Bluhm was recognized as the 2013 NEAC Coach of the Year and saw one of his players Justin Rich earn NEAC Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Prior to his highly successfully stint at SUNYIT, Bluhm spent three seasons as the assistant women's volleyball coach at SUNY Cortland. From 2008-10, he helped oversee a team which made three consecutive appearances in the SUNYAC Tournament finals and racked up a record of 89-31. In his final season with the team, the Red Dragons earned a berth to the 2010 NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament. Through the course of his three-year stay at SUNY Cortland, he coached four AVCA Honorable Mention All-Americans.

While assisting at SUNY Cortland, Bluhm also served as the head girl's varsity volleyball coach at South Onondaga High School. He also held positions as a head boy's junior varsity coach at South Colonie High School in 2007 and Niskayuna High School in 2000.

Bluhm has been on the staff of four volleyball camps at colleges and universities around the country including Siena College, SUNY Cortland, the University of New Haven and the University of Texas.

Bluhm graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in physical education before earning his Master of Science degree in health education from the same institution in 2011.