Stan Brock
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Brock in 2007.
No. 67
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1958-06-08) June 8, 1958 (age 63)
Portland, Oregon
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Jesuit (Beaverton, Oregon)
College:Colorado
NFL Draft:1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Stanley James Brock (born June 8, 1958) is a former American football player and coach. He played as a tackle at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers. Brock served as the head football coach at United States Military Academy from 2007 to 2008. He was fired on December 12, 2008, after compiling a 6–18 record in two years as head coach.[1]

Playing career

College

Brock played football at Jesuit High School in his hometown of Portland before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder where he played under coaches Bill Mallory and Chuck Fairbanks. He was selected to the first team All-American by The Sporting News. as a senior in 1979.[2] He was also selected as first team all Big Eight Conference and the John Mack Award winner, Colorado's award for offensive MVP.[2]

NFL

Brock played for the New Orleans Saints from 1980 to 1992. He finished his career with the San Diego Chargers from 1993 to 1995. He played in Super Bowl XXIX for the Chargers. Stan's older brother Pete also played in the NFL for the Patriots, starting at center in Super Bowl XX, which coincidentally was played in New Orleans.

Brock was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 1997.

Coaching career

After his playing career, Brock became a coach in the Arena Football League (AFL), where he served as the head coach of the Portland Forest Dragons (1997–1999) and the Los Angeles Avengers (2000–2001). He also was a color analyst for radio broadcasts of Saints games for several seasons, succeeding Archie Manning, who resigned position when son Peyton entered the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts.

On January 29, 2007, he was named the head coach at Army after the resignation of Bobby Ross. During his time as head coach, the Black Knights posted a 6–18 record and lost twice to Navy by a combined score of 72–3.[3] On December 8, 2008,[4] Brock was fired by the USMA on December 12, 2008, after two years as head coach, and six days after the Black Knights completed their 2008 season with a 34–0 loss to archrival Navy.[1]

Development and implementation of the "Brock Bone" offense

Following a 3–9 record in his first season as Army's head coach, Brock and his staff decided to change his offensive system from the pro set to something more similar to Navy's triple option, something Brock had once described as "a stupid idea."[5] During spring training for the 2008 season, Brock elected to close spring practices to implement his new offense.[6] The offense Brock developed was dubbed "the Brock Bone" by ESPN commentator Shaun King.[7] The Brock Bone seems to employ a higher percentage of fullback dives than are ordinarily seen in a triple option offense. Coach Brock has commented, "People think that we're just calling fullback dive, but when that’s what they give you, that’s what they give you."[8] Army ran the Brock Bone during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season and finished the season ranked 110th out of 119 NCAA Division I FBS teams in total offense.[9]

Broadcasting career

On January 14, 2015, Portland, Oregon television station KOIN hired Brock as sports anchor.[10]

Family

Brock and his wife, Lori, have four daughters: Sarah, Jessica, Rachel and Emily.

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Army Black Knights (NCAA Division I FBS independent) (2007–2008)
2007 Army 3–9
2008 Army 3–9
Army: 6–18
Total: 6–18

References

  1. ^ a b Army fires Brock, Associated Press, December 12, 2008, Accessed December 12, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Former Buff Stan Brock Named Head Coach At Army". CUBuffs.com. January 29, 2007. Retrieved February 1, 2007.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "College Football Data Warehouse". Archived from the original on May 3, 2008.
  4. ^ Washington Post(English) retrieved December 10, 2008]
  5. ^ Washington Post (English) Retrieved 12/10/2008
  6. ^ [1] Times Herald-Record Online (English) Retrieved October 12, 2008
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Times Herald-Record Online (English) Retrieved October 12, 2008
  8. ^ "A Strong Rush, GoArmySports.com --The Official Web site of Army Athletics (English) (retrieved 12/10/2008)".
  9. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (English) Retrieved 12/20/2008
  10. ^ "Stan Brock joins KOIN 6 Sports". KOIN. January 14, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2016.