Coach Blackmore begins his first season as the Head Van Wert High School Boys Bowling Coach. During the 2017-2018, season he was the Junior Varsity Boys Coach, and overall he has coached Boys Bowling, 8th grade Baseball and 7th grade Softball for 4 years. Coach Blackmore received police academy certification from Vantage Career Center and the Corrections Academy in Columbus. He is currently employed by the Eaton Corporation where he is a VNA/Forklift operator. Coach Blackmore is a veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard in which he served for 2008-2014 with one deployment to Iraq from 2010- 2011. He and his wife have four children. He enjoys teaching them about life and helping them with their school work and sports. He also has two dogs, Marley and Buckeye.