A member of the Tiger coaching staff for three years, Dassin Blackwell had a memorable first season in the role of the team’s Wide Receivers Coach.
He helped the Tigers win the Colonial Athletic Association championship and make their first appearance in the NCAA FCS playoffs.
A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., Blackwell has coached at four differerent colleges since 2001.
He was a two-sport standout who played football and lacrosse at New Rochelle High School. A 1998 graduate of Towson, he earned his degree in Exercise Science.
“Dassin made a smooth transition from a volunteer assistant to becoming our wide receivers coach in the Spring,” says Coach Rob Ambrose. “He is a Towson graduate and he understands the expectations here.”
After graduation from Towson, he earned his first coaching opportunity when he was named as an assistant coach at Bridgton Academy in Maine. He also served as an Admissions Counselor at Bridgton.
In 2001, he started his college coaching career at Bryant University in Rhode Island. In three years at Bryant, he was the team’s Strength Coach. He worked with Bryant’s cornerbacks and wide receivers as a member of Jim Micelli’s staff.
In 2004, he served as the Tight Ends Coach at Iona College for Coach Fred Mariani. He was also the Gaels’ Academic Coordinator.
He joined Coach Joe Gardi’s staff at Hofstra University in 2005. For the Pride, he coached the defensive backs. In his one season at Hofstra, he helped the Pride post a 7-4 record.
From 2007 to 2009, Blackwell spent three years as a member of Kevin Kelly’s staff at Georgetown University. While working for the Hoyas, he coached the running backs.
Blackwell, whose parents still reside in New Rochelle, is single and resides in the Baltimore area.