Source: Bill Blankenship to be named head Fayetteville coach

Posted: June 7, 2016 at 2:46 p.m.

Tulsa head coach Bill Blankenship congratulates quarterback Dane Evans after Evans scored a touchdown during the second quarter of a college football game against Colorado State Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Bill Blankenship will be named head football coach at Fayetteville, pending approval at a special board meeting Wednesday, a source with firsthand knowledge of the hire confirmed Tuesday.

Blankenship was head coach at Tulsa University from 2011-14 and coached Tulsa Union from 1992-2005.

The source did not want to be identified because the board has not met to finalize the decision. The special meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Blankenship spent 2015 as a special consultant to Justin Fuente at Memphis

He was 154-26 in his Tulsa Union coaching career, winning state championships in 2002, 2004 and 2005. He also coached at Spiro (Okla.), Edmond (Okla.) Memorial, and was assistant at Tulsa from 2007-10 before being elevated to head coach.

Daryl Patton, former head coach, resigned May 12. Patton, who was hired May 26 as the head football coach at Bauxite, has since confirmed the resignation for "personal reasons" was due to an extramarital affair.

Benji Mahan, Fayetteville's offensive coordinator during the 2015 season, has served as the Fayetteville interim head coach since Patton's resignation.