Coach Blakey came to Mt. Zion from Eastern Illinois University, where he was an assistant softball coach. Coach Blakey was also the head coach or the Decatur Twister that finished 4th and 5th in the ASA Nationals in the Women's Major Division. Both years the highest placing team with no Olympic players on it. Blakey has led the Lady Braves program for the past twenty one seasons, amassing 512 wins and 219 losses and is presently the most successful softball coach in Mt. Zion history. Coach Blakey has had 28 former players go on to play at the collegiate level, 58 Apollo All Conference selections,7 Herald and Review Macon County Player of the Year winners,17 NFCA Regional All Americans, 1 NFCA All American, and 19 All State selections.
Coach Blakey and his wife Katy (Mrs.Coach) live in Mt. Zion with their children: Kristen, JC, Meghan, Kyle, Maureen, and Evan.