Sources says Blacknall, a longime diabetic, died due to a diabetic coma. School officials are expected to release a statement later today.
Blacknall just completed his sixth season as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator with the Bulldogs. Before coming to A&M, Blacknall worked in the business world. Prior to that, he spent four seasons as the head coach at Delaware State from 2000-2003, compiling a 20-25 record with the Hornets. He was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2000.
Blacknall and A&M head coach Anthony Jones had a long relationship.
Blacknall coached Jones at Wichita State and they later coached together at South Carolina State and Morehouse College before Backnall came to A&M.
During Blacknall’s tenure at A&M, he coached a number of All-Southwestern Athletic Conference defensive linemen, including Jeremy Maddox, Chris Traylor and Corey Hart. Referenced from al sports