Blakenship to take over Sam Houston coaching position

By By Jim Gazzolo / American Press

Sources close to the team have said that former St. Louis High baseball coach Ross Blankenship will take over the same position

at Sam Houston High School next season.

Blankenship led the Saints to the Class 4A state championship in 2011 before leaving for West Monroe High following that season.

Blankenship will replace Brad Book, who is stepping down after nine seasons but will remain on staff as the team’s pitching

coach.