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Coach Paul Blanchard Documentary | Closing Out 27 Years at SMSU

In this documentary-style interview, long-time head coach Paul Blanchard reflects on his baseball career and leaves advice for the new generation of players and coaches.

Throughout his 27-year career at Southwest Minnesota State University, Blanchard coached 2 NSIC Players of the Year, 25 All-Region Players, 5 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 4 NCAA All-Americans, 2 MLB Draft Picks & 1 MLB Free Agent. The Mustangs earned over 580 wins during Blanchard's career, leading them to 15 NSIC Conference Tournament Appearances.

A special thank you to Coach Paul Blanchard for allowing me to complete this documentary as part of my Single Camera Production class; Kelly Loft and the SMSU Athletics Department for providing media-credentials throughout the 2022-23 season; & Professor Chris Metz for his mentorship throughout the semester.