A former Green Terror grappler and three-time Maryland State Champion, Blake returns for his 11th season as the head man after four seasons as an assistant on the staff.
During his tenure as an assistant, Blake was part of three Centennial Conference (CC) runner-up finishes and coached six national qualifiers that included three All-Americans.
In his first season as mentor, Blake guided freshman heavyweight Brock Glotfelty to 16 victories and a second-place showing at the CC championship meet. For an encore, Blake produced his first conference champion and All-American as a head coach. Glotfelty won the CC heavyweight title on his home mat before finishing eighth at the Division III meet.
Over his four years, Glotfelty went on to establish a new standard for Green Terror wrestlers with a program-record 126 victories, numerous tournament titles, three All-America honors, two CC championships and first-team Academic All-America accolades under Blake’s tutelage.
During his time on staff as an assistant and head coach, Blake has mentored athletes to seven NCAA All-America performances, 15 NCAA qualifiers, 14 individual Centennial Conference Championship performances, as well as more than 30 Centennial Conference medals. Two of Blake’s brightest pupils, Brock Glotfelty '11 and Ryan O’Boyle ’16, both finished their careers with more than 100 career wins, were two-time All-Americans and two-time NWCA Scholar All-Americans.
As a member of the Green Terror squad, Blake took second place in the 2003 CC Championships at 141 pounds.
Prior to his arrival on the Hill, he was a member of the Division I Appalachian State squad, where he took second place at 149 in the Southern Conference in 2001. Injuries cut short his junior and senior seasons but Blake finished his career as one of the most talented wrestlers to don a Green Terror singlet.
A three-time Maryland state champion, Blake was a Cliff Keen All-American and Dave Schultz Award Winner. For those accomplishments he joined his father in the Maryland State Wrestling Hall of Fame in March.
A second-generation Green Terror wrestler, his father Art ’71 is a member of the Sports Hall of Fame for his successes as a three-sport athlete. Davey’s brother Mikey also wrestled for McDaniel, taking the silver medal in 157 in 2004.