Carl Blickle enters his fifth year as the head coach of both the Ursinus men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams.
Under Blickle’s guidance the Track & Field program has broken 24 school records, won 14 individual Centennial Conference Titles, had two NCAA qualifiers, and produced six USTFCCCA Academic All-American Teams.
In 2018, the Ursinus women finished 15 points outside of 2nd place at the Centennial Conference indoor championship. Under Blickle’s guidance, seven women were named to the All-Centennial Conference team, including two-time All-Mid East Region honoree and conference champion Catherine Buczek in the 400M Hurdles (1:02.97). The women capped off the semester with a 3.34 cumulative team GPA, earning USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors.
The Ursinus men placed third at the 2016 Centennial Conference indoor championship. Individually, Drew Mackin qualified for the outdoor NCAA Championship in the 800M (1:50.69) and freshman triple jumper Sam Pope took home CC Rookie of the Year honors for both the indoor and outdoor season.
Prior to Ursinus, Blickle spent four years at Roanoke College as an assistant coach for both programs.
In his four years with Roanoke, Blickle was awarded the women’s South/Southeast Regional Coach of the Year three times by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). He led the Maroons to five Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women’s track and field team championships, including three straight outdoor titles from 2012 to 2014. Individually, his athletes achieved four NCAA All-American accolades, three ODAC Athletes of the Year awards, 21 NCAA National Qualifiers, and 31 ODAC individual champions.
Prior to arriving at Roanoke, Blickle spent two season at his alma mater, Salisbury University, where the Sea Gulls finished 2nd at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2010 and were named the Scholar Team of the Year by USTFCCA.
A 2008 graduate of Salisbury, Blickle was a five-time individual all-conference team member in track & field and cross country, helping the Sea Gulls capture six Capital Athletic Conference crowns.
Outside of his duties at Ursinus College, Blickle serves as the Olympic Development Athlete Coordinator for the Adidas Garden State Track Club, where he has successfully guided post-collegiate athletes to national and world ranked times. Blickle holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Health Physiology from Salisbury and has both a USA Track & Field Level 1 and Level 2 certification along with two specialist certifications from the USTFCCCA.