Alumnus Blanford Fuller set many milestones as a student and, later, as a coach at Kent State. He was a two-time Mid-American Conference champion for the tennis team, remaining undefeated for a year-and-a-half. Then, in the 1970s, he became the first African-American coach for a Kent State team. Earlier this year, Blanford was inducted into the Varsity “K” Hall of Fame for those phenomenal achievements.
But Blanford isn’t content to leave those remarkable moments as his legacy. This year, he committed to aiding student-athletes for decades to come. His endowed scholarship will support students on the Golden Flashes golf team — meaning the name Blanford Fuller will continue to be remembered at Kent State for many tremendous reasons.