Cam Blankenship joined the Lobo family in January, 2023 and he serves as offensive line coach. Blankenship came to UNM from UAB, where he served in the same capacity as the offensive line coach.
Overall, Blankenship assisted with UAB in a variety of capacities since 2016, originally as an assistant strength coach. Blankenship had been a part of three bowl wins and two championships since the program was revived for the 2017 season. The 50 games won from 2017-22 was the most of any team in Conference USA during that span.
A former player from 2012-14 at UAB and then at South Alabama for his final season in 2015, he coached an offensive line in 2022 that averaged over 200 yards a game for a third straight year, checking in at 235.6 yards. The O-Line has been a strength at UAB with Blankenship, as the O-Line led the nation in 2020 with just four sacks allowed (over nine games).
A native of Alexander City, Ala., Blankenship has assisted in the development of the offensive line since 2016 which has produced 11 All-Conference USA players, highlighted by two-time First Team All-Conference USA selection Colby Ragland.
Last season in 2021, the Blazers produced five All-Conference USA players: Ragland, Matthew Trehern, Kadeem Telfort, Andrew Smith Jr. and Trey Bedosky. This unit blocked for DeWayne McBride who ran for 1,371 yards and 13 touchdowns. His 1,371 rushing yards were the fourth most in a single season at UAB and his 13 touchdowns were the second most.
Overall, UAB has averaged over 200 rushing yards per game each of his last three years and UAB’s offensive line ranked fourth nationally in 2020 after allowing just four sacks all season long.
Blankenship and his wife Laura have one son, Freddie.