Dave Brock Named to Offensive Staff

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder has announced that Dave Brock has been hired as an offensive assistant coach for the Wildcats.

An innovative offensive coach who possesses an abundance of experience, Brock was the offensive coordinator at Kansas State in 2008 and will enter his third season overall with the Wildcats. Brock came to K-State in February of 2007 as the wide receivers coach.

A native of Moorestown, N.J., Brock’s 20-year coaching career includes stops at North Carolina, Temple, Hofstra, Salisbury State and Western Connecticut State, and also includes six total seasons as an offensive coordinator.

Last season, Brock spear-headed a Wildcat offense that produced the 2008 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in wide receiver Brandon Banks and K-State’s most prolific passer in school history in quarterback Josh Freeman. Banks set a K-State junior record with 67 receptions and 1,049 yards last season, while Freeman became K-State’s career leader in passing attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns and total offense in 2008.

 

The Wildcat offense under Brock’s direction averaged 402 yards and 34.9 points a game in 2008 while ranking No. 18 nationally in passing offense (269.6 yards per game) and No. 19 in scoring offense (34.9 points per game).

 

In 2007, Brock tutored Kansas State’s Jordy Nelson, who was a consensus All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist, as well as Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year Deon Murphy. Nelson, who became K-State’s first-ever offensive consensus All-American, ranked second in the nation in receptions (10.2) and receiving yards per game (133.8) en route to setting 11 K-State receiving records.

K-State, which set school team records for passing yards, completions and attempts in a season, also ranked 20th nationally in passing offense, averaging 285.4 yards per game, and 21st in scoring offense (35.2 points per game). The Wildcats also finished the season with a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,600-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher for the first time in school history.

Brock, who just completed his second season at Kansas State in 2008, spent the previous two years at North Carolina, where he served as the Tar Heels’ assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach.

While at UNC, he tutored two of the top wide receivers in Carolina history in Jarwarski Pollock and Jesse Holley. In 2005, Pollock became the all-time leading receiver at Carolina with 177 catches and Holley led the team with 47 receptions.

In 2006, Brock coached wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to honorable mention freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News as Nicks set UNC freshmen records with 39 receptions for 660 yards and four touchdowns.

Prior to North Carolina, Brock was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for three seasons at Temple, where he directed a spread offense attack that made the Owls’ offense one of the most exciting in the Big East.

In 2004, Temple ranked third in the Big East in rushing, generating 173.0 yards on the ground per game. The Owls also passed for 2,428 yards the fourth-most in program history and averaged 393.7 total yards per game with quarterback Walter Washington ending the year ranked 11th nationally in total offense, 21st in scoring and as the nation’s leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

In 2003, the Owls threw for 2,697 yards second-most in Temple history and set school records for passing first downs (135) and total plays (859).

Brock served in various roles during seven seasons at Hofstra from 1995 through 2002, including running backs coach (1995), Wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator (1997-99), offensive coordinator (2000-01) and associate head coach (2002).

In 2001, Hofstra posted a 9-3 record and concluded the season ranked No. 7 in Division I-AA behind an offense that was second in the nation in total offense (491 yards/game), fourth in passing offense (301 yards/game) and fifth in scoring offense (37.9 points/game). In 2000, Hofstra finished the year ranked No. 7 with a 9-4 record and also ranked among the nation’s top 20 in scoring offense, passing offense and total offense. During Brock’s last five seasons at Hofstra, the team averaged 35.8 points per game and 446.8 yards of total offense per contest.

Brock played linebacker at Ferrum (Va.) College before earning a bachelor of science degree in political science from Salisbury (Md.) State University. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Salisbury State in 1988, then served as secondary coach/recruiting coordinator at Western Connecticut State from 1991-93. He returned to Salisbury State in 1994 as the secondary coach and recruiting coordinator before joining the coaching staff at Hofstra in 1995.

Brock and his wife, Karen, have three sons - Henry, William, and Richard - and two daughters - Kate and Maggie.

 

 

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