Sean Blair enters his fifth season at the helm of the CSU-Pueblo men's lacrosse program in 2018-19. Blair was hired as the program's first-ever head coach Nov. 20, 2013. In 2015, Blair and the CSU-Pueblo program were honored as recipients of the James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award via US Lacrosse. During Blair's first season with the program, the ThunderWolves competed in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. The Pack currently plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). In 2016, 6 Players earned RMAC All-Conference selections, with 4 players also earning RMAC All-Academic awards.
In 2017, the Pack Lacrosse program accomplished many program first’s including RMAC home and away wins, a 4-6 record in conference play, and 6-6 record overall. In three short years after creation of the program, CSU-Pueblo was held out of the RMAC Lacrosse Tournament based on tiebreaking legislation. 4 Pack athletes earned 1st Team RMAC All-Academic awards with 1 athlete earning Honor Roll acknowledgement. 6 athletes made the RMAC All-Conference team, including one on the 1st Team, one on the 2nd Team and four on the Honorable Mention team. In 2018 Pack Lacrosse saw several firsts, earning a #4 seed in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference post-season tournament, and the programs first USILA Academic All-American, CoSIDA Academic All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-District members. 4 Pack athletes earned 1st Team RMAC All-Academic awards with senior captain Preston DeHerrera earning RMAC Academic Player of the Year honors. 4 Pack athletes also earned All-RMAC recognition for play on the field.
Prior to coming to the Steel City, Blair served as the assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Hope College (NCAA DIII - Holland, MI), which began its first season of lacrosse in 2013, helping the squad to an 8-5 record in its inaugural campaign, securing a berth in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament and ending the season with a fourth-place finish.
Before arriving at Hope, Blair was the defensive coordinator at Grand Valley State University (MCLA DII - Allendale, MI), helping the team claim three consecutive Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association titles (2010, 2011, 2012) and make three Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association Tournament appearances (2010, 2011, 2012), including two Final Four appearances in 2011 and 2012 and an MCLA National Championship game appearance in 2012. While at Grand Valley State University, Blair's defensive players received eight All-American awards, in addition to ten All-Conference awards. With Blair on staff, the team remained in the MCLA National top-ten rankings. In all, Blair came to CSU-Pueblo with five years of collegiate lacrosse coaching experience, helping his teams to a cumulative record of 72-16.
Blair played lacrosse at Grand Valley State University from 2005-2008, earning a team captain title as a junior (2007). In 2008, he helped lead the team to a 20-2 record, their first CCLA Conference Championship and first ever MCLA Tournament appearance and National Championship game. In 2008, he was the first Grand Valley State University player named to the MCLA Division II All-Tournament team as a Defensive Specialist. Originally from Kalamazoo, Mich., Blair graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Group Social Studies, and holds his Masters of Arts in Applied Sport Psychology. He and his wife Kristin and their children reside in Pueblo.