Dave Brock is entering his second season on the BC staff. Brock came to BC after serving two years at Kansas State and has 20 years of coaching experience, including six as an offensive coordinator.
In 2009, Brock helped develop tight ends Chris Pantale and Lars Anderson. Pantale had 25 catches for 223 yards and one touchdown while Anderson had eight catches for 102 yards and a TD. Brock was also instrumental in locating and recruiting quarterback Dave Shinskie, who came to BC after a career in professional baseball. Despite being picked to finish last in the ACC's Atlantic Division in preseason media voting, the 2009 Eagles finished with an 8-5 record, came within one win of playing in a third consecutive ACC Championship Game, and played in a bowl game for a school-record 11th consecutive season.
Brock spent the 2008 season as Kansas State's offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach after coaching the wide-outs in 2007. Kansas State ranked 18th nationally in passing (269.6) and 19th in scoring offense (34.9) under Brock's leadership.
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.
As offensive coordinator at Kansas State, Brock spearheaded a Wildcat offense that produced the 2008 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in wide receiver Brandon Banks and Kansas State's most prolific passer in school history in quarterback Josh Freeman. Banks set a Wildcat junior record with 67 receptions and 1,049 yards last season, while Freeman became Kansas State's career leader in passing attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns and total offense in 2008.
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 the Wildcats' 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 Kansas State receiving records.
Kansas State, which set school records for passing yards, completions and attempts in a season, also ranked 20th nationally in passing offense (285.4) and 21st in scoring offense (35.2). The Wildcats 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.
Prior to Kansas State, Brock spent 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 freshman 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 passed for 2,428 yards - the fourth-most in program history - and averaged 393.7 total yards per game. 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 QB. In 2003, the Owls threw for 2,697 yards - second-most in team 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 finished the season ranked No. 7 in FCS behind an offense that was second in the nation in total offense (491.0), fourth in passing offense (301.0) and fifth in scoring offense (37.9). 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.