Class of 1966
Ed Blundon was a four-year letterman for the Bison men’s basketball program. He was a key member of the 1963-64 Bethany team which went a perfect 18-0 and won the PAC championship. Two years later as a senior captain, he averaged over 15 points, six steals and nearly six assists per game as BC went 15-3 and won their third conference title in school history. For his career, Blundon, who was also the team’s top defensive player during his career, made better than 85 percent from the foul line and 48 percent from the floor. As a program, Bethany went 57-15 and captured a pair of PAC crowns during Blundon’s tenure.
Away from the floor, Blundon was a member of the Varsity B and Economics Club, as well as treasurer for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. As a political science minor, he was chosen as a congressional intern in 1965. After graduating from Bethany in 1966 with a degree in economics, Blundon began a distinguished and nationally recognized 35-year public service career. From 1970-80, he worked for the Los Angeles County Government, then moved to Arizona in 1980 and worked as an Executive for the City of Phoenix Government from 1980-2005. In addition to publishing 80 different articles, papers and presentations, he was a consultant/collaborator for nine different cities and won three national awards, including the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ Award for Competitive Achievement (2001) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Users’ Award for Excellence in Management (2003).
Blundon, who graduated from Warwood High School in Wheeling, W.Va., resides in Phoenix with his wife Frances D. (Howard). They have four grown children: Marat Denuski, Lesli Brandell, Dmitri Dziensuwski and Christopher Blundon.