About Author: Professor John Blakeman

Professor John Blakeman grew up in southeastern Kentucky in the heart of Appalachia. While he's lost his hillbilly twang, he retains his Alvin York outlook on life. He previously taught political science at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and has been teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) since 2003. He loves to fish and from time to time tries to advise and coach the UWSP Men's Rugby Club. He's a former rugby player himself​, having played for Wake Forest University, University of Glasgow, Hampstead (North London), and the infamous Waco Geezers (Waco, Texas). He advised and coached the Men's Rugby Club at Baylor University, and helped coach them to the USA Rugby Collegiate Division II National Championship in 2001. Blakeman is an IRB certified rugby referee with degenerating eyesight and most recently refereed in London​ with the London Society of Rugby Referees.

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