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Roger Blalock, Former Purdue Associate Athletic Director, has died

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There has been no official release from Purdue, but Coach Dave Shondell posted this message via the Purdue Volleyball Facebook Page. Blalock had just retired at the end of January. Saddened this morning with the news that recently retired Purdue Associate Athletic Director Roger Blalock passed away at his home yesterday. Roger was employed at Purdue for 45 years after an impressive basketball career for the Boilermakers. Roger was my sport administrator and hired me nine years ago to be the volleyball coach at Purdue. I have never met a better and more giving person than Roger Blalock. He loved Purdue and everyone associated with Purdue University. Although he was my boss, he was in reality my mentor and friend. I would not be at Purdue today without the courage of Roger to hire a high school coach to tackle the challenges of the Big Ten. I loved Roger Blalock and will never forget who he was and all that he did for so many. Prayers to his wife JB and his wonderful family. We will miss you Roger. DJS

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