Delaware State first-year head volleyball coach Bruce Atkinson has announced the appointment of Henry “Jake” Bluhm as assistant coach. Bluhm has more than 16 years of collegiate and club volleyball coaching experience and 24 years of competition at various levels.

He most recently served as assistant women’s volleyball coach at NCAA Div. I Fordham University in New York during the 2018 season.

From 2014 to 2017, Bluhm was head women’s volleyball coach at Div. III Plattsburgh State (N.Y.).

His coaching career also includes a three-year stint as head men’s and women’s volleyball coach at Div. III SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, N.Y.

Bluhm’s tenure as SUNY Tech’s women’s coach was highlighted by a 29-5 overall record and North Eastern Athletic Conference regular season championship in 2013. He was named NEAC Coach-of-the-Year and nominated for New York Region Coach-of-the-Year that season, which also featured a 24-match win streak.

Bluhm posted an overall record of 62-39 as SUNY Tech’s head women’s volleyball coach

His tenure as the school’s men’s volleyball coach was highlighted by the NEAC championship, conference Coach-of-the-Year award and a school-record 19 wins in 2014.

From 2008 to 2010, Bluhm was assistant women’s volleyball coach at SUNY Cortland. The team posted an 89-31 overall record and secured a NCAA Tournament berth, while four players earned All-America Honorable Mention during the tenure.   

Bluhm received a bachelor’s in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland in 2004 and a master’s in Health Education from the school in 2011.  

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