Tim Blashill elevated to Manager Of Athletic Facilities at Ferris State

Tim Blashill, who has been involved with Bulldog Athletics in some form for nearly two decades. (Photo Courtesy of Ferris State Athletics)

By Ferris State Athletics

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University Athletics has announced the promotion of Tim Blashill, who will serve as the Bulldogs’ Manger of Athletic Facilities in an announcement made by FSU Athletics Director Perk Weisenburger.

Blashill, who has been involved with Bulldog Athletics in some form for nearly two decades, will take over for former facility manager Craig Wotta, who recently accepted a position at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Previously, Blashill had served as the Program and Pro Shop Coordinator for Ferris State University Athletics and the Ewigleben Sports Complex. He had been serving in an interim capacity overseeing FSU’s facility operations since Wotta’s departure in May and has been involved with FSU’s ice rink operation for more than 15 years.

“We’re pleased to elevate Tim to this important role in our department,” Weisenburger said. “He brings great familiarity with our organization, is knowledgeable where our facilities are concerned and especially in regard to ice and he has earned this opportunity to play a lead role in our success moving forward.”

As the new Manager of Athletic Facilities, Blashill will provide oversight and supervision of facility scheduling, budgeting, staffing, programming, revenue production and maintenance for the Ewigleben Sports Complex, ice arena and other athletic facilities.

“It has been exciting to see the growth and success of Bulldog Athletics in recent years and I look forward to the opportunity to serve in this increased capacity while continuing to work with a tremendous group of coaches and staff,” Blashill said.

Along with overseeing the pro shop at FSU, Blashill has also coordinated all youth hockey and skating programs in the Big Rapids area along with being the program director for the Big Rapids Junior Hockey Association.

Blashill formerly served as a volunteer assistant coach for Ferris State Hockey for six seasons and also serves as the head coach for the Big Rapids High School hockey program, including leading the Cardinals to a state championship game appearance.

The younger brother of current Detroit Red Wings head coach and FSU alum Jeff Blashill, Tim came to Ferris State following a four-year collegiate hockey playing career from 1996-2000 at Fredonia (N.Y.) State. Prior to attending Fredonia State, Blashill played in the Junior “A” hockey ranks in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

A 1994 graduate of Sault Area High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Blashill competed in ice hockey, football and baseball on the prep level.

Blashill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Ferris State, and resides in Canadian Lakes with his wife Erin and their son, Jackson. The couple is expecting their second child this coming year.

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