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Pat Baldwin
Assistant Coach
Matt Gordon
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A.J. Moye
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Lubos Barton
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Quintin Garrison
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Sean Taylor
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Julie Vick
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Jacob Lindsey
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Colin Walls
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Vijay Blackmon

Vijay Blackmon

Associate Director of Sports Performance


Vijay Blackmon joined Valpo Athletics in June 2022 as the strength & conditioning coach for the men's baskeball and women's soccer program. 

Blackmon leads all aspects of strength & conditioning for the teams.

Blackmon arrived at Valpo after serving as the head strength & conditioning coach at Bella Vista College Prep School in Phoenix, Ariz. from October 2021 to April 2022. During that time, he also served as a strength coach intern for the Grand Canyon men’s basketball program, which is under the direction of Valpo legend Bryce Drew.

Blackmon, who also gained experience as a recreational therapist in Bloomington, Ind. from 2018-2020, earned a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy from Indiana University in May 2019 and a master’s in health sciences from Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Mo. in May 2021. He is expected to graduate from Grand Canyon in May 2024 with a Ph.D. in performance psychology.

Blackmon is a former men’s basketball student-athlete who played at Saint Francis, Indiana University and Lindenwood. He was a member of the Hoosiers’ program in 2017-18 and 2018-19, appearing in seven games and earning Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2018-19. The Indiana native scored 1,500 high school points at Marion, where he was coached by his father James Blackmon Sr. Blackmon was an Indiana Junior All-Star and graduated with an honors diploma.