Martyn Blankley
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Martyn Blankley
Assistant Coach
Division 1

Martyn Blankley was named the assistant coach of the women's soccer team in August 2015 and in his three seasons at Chattanooga, the Mocs have improved dramatically. UTC has reached back-to-back Southern Conference for the first time in school history. It was UTC's first quarterfinal appearance in the league tournament since 2005. UTC finished tied for fifth in 2016 and sixth in 2017, its two best finishes since 2005. In his time with Chattanooga, the Mocs had its first-ever SoCon Freshman of the Year, an all-conference performer and two SoCon All-Freshman Team selections. The Mocs have excelled in the classroom in his three seasons. In the 2017 spring semester, the Mocs set a department record with 11 student-athletes earning a 4.0 grade point average. That followed the Fall 2016 semester when the Mocs posted their highest GPA on record at 3.65 and had 10 with a 4.0. In the Fall of 2017, the Mocs had their second highest GPA at 3.59 and had seven record a 4.0.   Three times the soccer team has had more than 20 make the Deans List and more than 20 have earned a spot on the Athletics Directors Honor Roll in each semester since McKinneys arrival. Sixteen student-athletes have earned the Southern Conference Commissioners Medal for Academics in his first two years for posting a GPA of 3.8 or higher over the course of the entire year. Twenty three have been named to the Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team and 51 to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Before coming to UTC Blankley spent seven years as the mens varsity assistant coach and head coach of the JV team at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn. During his time coaching at TWC he helped the program to three AAC conference titles, the programs first NAIA National Tournament appearance since 2002, and at their highest a national ranking of 24th. Over the course of his seven years in Athens, the native of Chesterfield, England coached 15 players who were selected as first-team all-conference, as well as two student-athletes who earned AAC Freshman of the Year honors. TWCs overall record was 46-22-8 with a winning percentage of 66%, and their Conference record was 24-4-3 which is a winning percentage of 82%. A number of his former players have represented teams in the Premier Development League (PDL) and the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), and some are now playing professionally around the world.   Blankley attended TWC from 1999-2004 and played four years of soccer and basketball for the Bulldogs. As a member of the soccer team, he was named as an All-Conference player and was a member of the 2002 soccer team that won the conference and regional titles and played at the NAIA National Tournament.  He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Business. Following graduation, he returned to England to teach and coach West Notts College Youth Soccer Academy and Eckington School. He also played and coached at the semi-pro level. He currently coaches with the Tennessee State Olympic Development Program (ODP) and holds the UEFA B part 1 and USSF C license.