JR Blount joined Coach Medved's coaching staff at Colorado State's in March of 2018 following Coach Medved from Drake where he also served as an assistant for Coach Medved.
Coach Blount was promoted to assistant coach on May 6, 2016, after serving two seasons as the Bulldogs' director of basketball operations. On April 14, 2017, head coach Niko Medved added Blount to his staff.
Blount joined the Drake staff in 2014 following three successful seasons at Saint Leo University in Lakeland, Fla., where he was elevated to associate head coach for the 2013-14 season after two years as an assistant.The Lions advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament in each of his three seasons on staff and won the program’s first conference championship in 2012-13.
In addition to his on-court duties at Saint Leo, Blount oversaw the program’s scheduling, recruiting, summer camps and individual player development.
He was also part of a NCAA Division III National Championship in 2009-10 as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
As an athlete, Blount had a tremendous career at Loyola from 2005-09. He was the Ramblers team captain during his final three seasons and the squad’s MVP in 2008 and 2009. He finished his career ranked ninth in points and 10th in assists at Loyola and was the school’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009.
Coach Blount has a degree in sociology and psychology from Loyola University located in Chicago, Illinois.
A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Blount was a standout high school player at Dominican High School where he earned all-state honors in 2004 and 2005 and was named the Wisconsin Sports Player of the Year in 2005.