Coach Dean Blake


Having played for Worcester Wolves in the early noughties, Coach Blake returned to University of Worcester to assist the programme in returning to the dominant force it was.

​Dean joined the School of Sport and Exercise Science in 2018 after working as Basketball Head Coach at the University of Wolverhampton. In addition to this role, he was also Head Coach of the Men’s West Bromwich Albion Foundation NBL team

Whilst working with the Foundation, Dean developed Basketball players who gained scholarships to the USA, earned trials with National Teams, played in the Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) and Academy Basketball League, (ABL).

In his first season here, Dean lead a strong Men’s Second Team to the Midlands 2A Conference League title, thus securing them promotion to Midlands 1A.

The 2019-2020 season saw Dean take charge of the Men’s 1st team in their return to BUCS Premier.  The team started the campaign losing their first 5 games.  Facing relegation and a swift return to 1A, the team bounced back after Christmas break. Closing the regular season with a 3 game win streak and securing them a place in the playoffs.  Eventually losing in the second round to UEL.