Blacken, who takes over for former S&C coach Jeff Pitman, has been with the Redskins since February of last year. Here is his bio from the Redskins website:
Blacken spent the last nine years as Detroit's strength and conditioning coach. Prior to joining the Lions in 2001, Blacken served as strength and conditioning assistant for the Redskins for five seasons (1996-2000).
Before his first stint in Washington, Blacken was an assistant strength coach for the University of Virginia's football program in 1995 and worked with all other sports in the Cavaliers' athletic department as well.
For three years (1992-94), Blacken served as the head strength and conditioning coach for George Mason University, where he oversaw the program for all of the university's varsity sports.
Blacken began his coaching career at the University of South Carolina in 1990-91 as the football program's assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Welcome aboard Malcolm!