Blake Rolan
Blake Rolan

Position:
Wide Receivers

Alma Mater:
Louisville


Blake Rolan enters his first season on the University of Cincinnati football staff as the wide receivers coach in 2013.

Rolan comes to UC after spending the 2010-12 seasons at Tennessee as an offensive intern working with Darrin Hinshaw, UC's passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Tennessee finished the 2012 campaign with 5,711 yards, ranking second in school history behind only the 5,794 registered by the 1997 squad.

Cordarrelle Patterson, a First-Team All-SEC selection, set UT's single-season record with 1,858 all-purpose yards. Included in that total were 46 receptions for 778 yards and five TDs. Patterson's 16.9 yards per catch average led the Vols and was fourth in the Southeastern Conference.

Justin Hunter, who earned Second-Team All-SEC honors, grabbed 73 balls for 1,083 yards and nine TDs, the second-best single-season mark for receptions.

Rolan spent the 2009 season tutoring running backs at the University of West Georgia.

In 2008, Rolan served as an offensive graduate assistant for UC head coach Tommy Tuberville at Auburn University assisting with the tight ends.

Rolan, a native of Rome, Ga., played collegiately (2000-03) as a quarterback and tight end at Division I Middle Tennessee State. There, he helped the Blue Raiders capture a Sun Belt Conference title. Rolan transferred to Louisville and earned a bachelor's degree in marketing in 2005 and a master's degree in higher education administration and sports management from Auburn in 2008.

He began his coaching career at Kentucky Country Day from 2004-07, serving as both assistant head coach and offensive coordinator.

Rolan is married to the former Bennett Sumner. They have a son, Houston.