Jeff Blasko enters his second season with the Packers and his first as assistant offensive line coach, having been promoted to the position on Feb. 27, 2017, after spending 2016 as the team’s coaching administrator.
He was initially hired on Feb. 17, 2016, as the coaching administrator. Blasko’s responsibilities will now focus on assisting James Campen with the offensive line, a position group he worked with in 2016 as part of his responsibilities as coaching administrator.
Blasko spent the 2015 season as the tight ends coach at the University of Pennsylvania, helping the Quakers rattle off six straight wins to end the season en route to being co-Ivy League champions with Harvard and Dartmouth. He tutored tight ends Ryan Kelly and Ryan O’Malley as they combined for 444 yards and seven TDs on 37 receptions (12.0 avg.), with O’Malley earning second-team All-Ivy League honors.
Prior to his time at Penn, Blasko spent three seasons (2012-14) as the tight ends coach under Charlie Weis at the University of Kansas. He coached tight end Jimmay Mundine to honorable mention All-Big 12 in his first two seasons on the job. As a senior in 2014, Mundine was named a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, which recognizes the nation’s top tight end. Of Mundine’s 45 catches as a senior, 33 picked up a first down.
In 2011, Blasko served as the offensive quality control coach for the University of Florida, where he worked with Weis, who served as the Gators’ offensive coordinator. His responsibilities included helping with player development and assisting Weis with practice and game preparation on a daily basis. After Weis departed from Florida to become the head coach at Kansas, Blasko was promoted to quarterbacks coach by Will Muschamp for the team’s Gator Bowl win over Ohio State.
Blasko’s first opportunity to coach at the college level came in a three-year stint (2008-10) as a graduate assistant at the University of Akron. He worked with the offensive coaching staff and assisted with recruiting all three years with the Zips. Blasko worked under J.D. Brookhart for the first two seasons and finished with one year under Rob Ianello.
Blasko coached at the high-school level for six seasons, serving as an offensive assistant at Steel Valley High in Munhall, Pa., from 2002-05 and as an offensive assistant at Bethel Park (Pa.) High from 2006-07.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Blasko graduated from Robert Morris University with a bachelor’s degree in information sciences in 2005. He earned a master’s degree in sports administration while at Akron in 2009. Blasko and his wife, Katie, reside in De Pere, Wis.