Dan Blair enters his 10th year in the Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics in 2016-17, and served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Operations and Compliance until January 2015 when he was promoted to the Associate Director of Athletics. He has served as the university’s first full-time compliance coordinator since his arrival, and was promoted to Assistant AD status in February 2009. Blair is responsible for Franklin Pierce’s compliance efforts with NCAA and Northeast-10 Conference bylaws. Blair has previously served as the coordinator of special events for the department, including instituting the award-winning Pierce Pride program.
In addition to his responsibilities in the Department of Athletics, Blair serves on various campus committees including the University’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Outside of Franklin Pierce, he is currently the national chair for the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship Committee, and represents the institution on the Northeast-10 Conference Committee for Sports Administration.
Blair came to Franklin Pierce after spending the 2006-07 academic year at fellow Northeast-10 member Stonehill College as a compliance intern. In addition, he served as an assistant coach on the Bridgewater State men’s and women’s track and field teams for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. He helped lead one athlete to All-New England honors and made a trip to the NCAA Division III National Championship.
Blair, a native of Newburyport, Mass., is a 2006 graduate of Bridgewater State where he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with minors in both recreation management and special education. He was a four-year letterwinner on the Bears’ men’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams, serving as captain on two occasions. Blair captured the MASCAC Championship in the steeplechase as a sophomore.
Blair currently resides in Ashburnham, Mass. and received his master's degree in sport facility management from Franklin Pierce in 2011. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Track and Field Officials Association.