His finest hour came in 1996, when he won the gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia with the Dutch Men's National Team by defeating Italy in the final (3-2). Blangé obtained a total number of fivehundred caps (a national record) for the Netherlands, and started a career as volleyball coach after his career. He is currently the head coach of the Dutch Men's National Team.
On 2000-01-05 Blangé beat the record of international caps in the history of volleyball. In the match against Yugoslavia for the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Katowice (Poland) he earned his 464th international selection. This record previously belonged to his compatriot, Ron Zwerver, who finished his international career in December 1996 with 463 caps for his country.