John Blake Death / Obituary | Cause Of Death – Coach Died At 59 | What Killed John Blake ? – Passed Away | Died
John Blake Death / Obituary – An American football coach and player, John Blake was pronounced dead on July 23, 2020, following a heart attack.
Lost 2 great coaching mentors and friends today. Don’t know where my football career would’ve gone without these 2! Coach Steve Grimit at St. Cloud State University and Coach John Blake at the University of Nebraska. Luv em both. Both were big personalities, loved football pic.twitter.com/dgU13TcAXw
— Aaron Stamn (@AaronStamn) July 24, 2020
University of Oklahoma head football coach, John Blake died of a heart attack at the of 59. John Blake passed away causing so much heartbreak to the beloved family. Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the deceased for the great loss. We are yet to observed his obituary.
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John Blake, RIP Boomer Sooner. Made everyone in his presence feel like they were the most important in the room 1 to 100. Big Smile, Loquacious, Infectious personality.
— Sports Gemini; Jason Belser (@JasonBelser) July 24, 2020
John Blake had a big personality. Friendly and warm and genuine. If he had any animosity in his bones, no one between Sand Springs and Norman ever saw it. (via @BerryTramel)
— OklahomanSports (@OklahomanSports) July 24, 2020
Back when I was Sports Director at Fox25 I got a random call at the office from John Blake.
Said he just “wanted to catch up and see how I was doing.”
That’s the kind of guy he was.
We ended up talking fave Marvin Gaye and Motown tunes.
— Mike Steely (@steelyonsports) July 24, 2020
Rest In Peace to Coach John Blake. One of the most charismatic coaches that I have ever met. I always had a lot of respect for him; whether it was talking ball or speaking to my Shepard MS students, during his time here in NC. Prayers go out to his family & friends.
— JeVar Bransome, M. Ed, CIC (@misterbransome) July 24, 2020
Supposedly, the reason John Blake had an in w/Ndamukong Suh was from Blake’s time at Mississippi State. Suh’s sister was a soccer player there, & somehow, Blake knew her when he coached the DL there the year before he came to Nebraska. #Huskers
— Derek Johnson (@DerekJohnson05) July 24, 2020
#FridayFactuals What these brothers stood for and the lives they impacted. Just to get to this point here…More than special! History was made.
— Aaron Fletcher (@TheCoachFletch) July 24, 2020
“To be the first Black head coach at Oklahoma, that was big. He did a good job of recruiting and bringing guys in and making sure everybody felt like they were at home.”
ICYMI: My story on former #Sooners head coach John Blake, who died at the age of 59
— Caleb McCourry (@CalebMac21) July 24, 2020
And since I’m being honest – it’s always irked me a little to see Blake’s lingering media fans try to give him credit for Bob Stoops’s national championship run.
That said, may John Blake, who died much too young, rest in peace. He was a good Sooner.
— Kevin Whited (@PubliusTX) July 24, 2020
John Blake not understanding the concept of sewer gas. And we’re supposed to think he’s a smart guy who can be a replacement Batman? LOL.
— Chris Morrison (@volvagia423) July 24, 2020
In Memoriam: Former #Sooners remember John Blake as a ‘great man,’ a ‘man of faith’ and a ‘gifted’ recruiter who helped build OU’s 2000 national title team
— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) July 24, 2020
Former Oklahoma football coach John Blake, who died at 59, was the first Black head coach — in any sport — Sooners history.
— Times Record News (@timesrecordnews) July 24, 2020
Former Husker D-line coach John Blake died Thursday. Former players remember him as one of a kind.
— Star-Herald Sports (@SHSportsNE) July 24, 2020
Talk about a coach that leaves his mark in your life regardless of when he came into it and for how ever long! If you knew Coach “Boo” John Blake I bet you had a hell of a relationship with him! I know I did! #RIP #RIH #whatupFREAK!
— Cory Ross (@CoryRossRB) July 24, 2020
We lost a great one in John Blake and my taught and tribute to him at Diehard Sooner Report
John was Boomer Sooner all the way and I will miss talking to him for sure. Diehard Sooner Report
— James Hale (@jhale24) July 24, 2020
Former OU football coach John Blake had a trailblazing career.
“His 1998 recruiting class featured players who were stars for OU’s 2000 national championship team, including Andre Woolfolk, Rocky Calmus and Roy Williams.”
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) July 24, 2020
Sending our deepest sympathies to the family & friends of John Blake. The former Cowboys assistant coach passed away at the age of 59.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) July 23, 2020
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