K-State adds Brock as wide receivers coach

MANHATTAN, Kan. Dave Brock, a 17-year veteran of the coaching profession, has been named wide receiver coach at Kansas State, head football coach Ron Prince announced Thursday.

Brock comes to Kansas State from North Carolina and will replace Pat Washington, who accepted a position on the coaching staff at Mississippi State in January.

“Dave Brock brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our staff and we are thrilled that he has agreed to join our organization,” Prince said. “Coach Brock is well respected in college football coaching circles as not only and offensive innovator and a relentless recruiter, but as a teacher who has a proven track record of getting the absolute best from the young men he coaches.”

A native of Moorestown, N.J., Brock’s 17-year coaching career includes stops at North Carolina, Temple, Hofstra, Salisbury State and Western Connecticut State.

Brock most recently completed his second season 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 career 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 led the nation in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

In 2003, Brock’s inaugural season running the Temple offense, 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 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 per contest.

Brock played linebacker at Ferrum (Va.) College before earning a bachelor’s 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.