Former GCC coach Bill Brock back at Baylor

WACO (July 10, 2009)--After a three year stint at Texas Tech, Bill Brock returns to Baylor as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. His duties will also include working with the post players and spearheading the staff’s scouting efforts.

Brock spent six years at Baylor (2000-2006), two years as an assistant coach and four years as associate head coach, where he developed the Lady Bears' inside game to one of the best around and produced two All-Americans in Sophia Young and Steffanie Blackmon.

Brock played an instrumental part in the Lady Bears winning the 2005 NCAA National Championship, appearing in six postseason tournaments, including five NCAA Tournaments, and winning a Big 12 Conference regular-season championship and tournament title in 2005.

During his first stint with the Lady Bear program, Brock served as recruiting coordinator where he helped land some of the nation's best recruiting classes. His hard work and commitment helped the Lady Bears land the No. 1 recruiting class in the country in 2005-06 according to the All-Star Girls Report. In his first year with the Lady Raiders, Brock helped orchestrate a top 10 recruiting class.

Prior to arriving in Waco in 2000, Brock spent 13 seasons as the head coach at Grayson County College (Texas), establishing that program as one of the best in junior college ranks.

During his first year at Grayson in 1987-88, Brock led the Lady Vikings to their first-ever Northern Texas Conference title and a top 25 national ranking. Grayson continued that success by winning 10 conference championships, two regional championships and two national tournament berths (1996, 2000). During his tenure, the Lady Vikings were a mainstay in the top 10 national poll. He wrapped up his time at Grayson with a 371-50 record and was highlighted by a 36-1 season and a third-place finish at the 2000 NJCAA National Tournament. He also coached 10 Northern Texas Conference Most Valuable Players and nine All-Americans. Brock's efforts were recognized by his peers, as he was voted conference Coach of the Year nine times and regional Coach of the Year twice. He was also recognized in 1996 as the National Junior College Coach of the Year by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

Brock's on-court success also carried over into the classroom. With his emphasis on academics and graduation of players, over 60 GCC student-athletes received scholarships and continued their basketball careers at four-year institutions.

Prior to his stint at Grayson, Brock was an assistant coach for the men's basketball team at East Central University (Oklahoma) from 1985-87. He got his start in coaching as the head boys coach at Durant High School (Oklahoma) from 1982-85.

The Oklahoma native graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State in 1976 and received his master's degree from there in 1981. He and his wife, Janice, have two daughters, Danika and Whitney, both Texas Tech graduates and a three-year-old grandson, Brock. Danika is married to Mark Morefield, an assistant coach on the Baylor men’s basketball staff.


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