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Charlie Brock Charlie Brock in 2013-14 will enter his 16th season as the head coach at Springfield College and his 34th season as a head coach overall.

Brock’s achievements as a coach are certainly impressive. He has taken three schools to the NCAA Division III Tournament twice and has an overall, 33-year record of 459-406 for a winning percentage of .530. At Springfield he is 230-177 (.565).

Brock, however, is far from just a successful coach; he’s also a committed educator and community leader. In April, 2006, Brock was named to serve on the prestigious National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors. Also in 2006, he was named to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Committee. Since 2002, he has been a member of the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee, which made national news in May, 2007 when they changed the distance of the men's collegiate three-point line from 19' 9" to 20' 9". That took affect at the start of the 2008-09 season. Also within the past two years, he completed a term of 22 years as a member of the NABC Academics Committee, a committee in which he was the chair. Locally, Brock is the director of the Springfield College Pride’s Literacy Awards program, which is associated with Verizon, the City of Springfield and the Community Foundation of Western Mass. The purpose of this program is to promote the importance of reading to children, targeting first through third grades. He is also a contributing writer to the popular NABC publication, Courtside.

Brock has maintained a long tradition of SC coaches who have lent their teaching skills to other countries. Brock headed south in May of 2008 as one of the lead clinicians to Venezuela. Through the Venezuelan Basketball Association, Brock lectured and helped instruct over 125 coaches. In the summer of 2005 he traveled to Taiwan to lecture and conduct clinics to various Taiwanese age groups. Members of the Taiwanese Basketball Federation have spent extended periods of time observing Coach Brock in season.

In September of 2004, he accepted an invitation to travel to Eastern Europe to hold two days of clinics for over 200 coaches in Estonia. Brock has since been asked to take an active role in the Estonian Basketball Association.

In the Fall of 2009, Brock was selected as the Chair for the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee. In that role, Brock headed up a committee that ultimately decided who will played in the 2010 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament. The committee consisted of the Regional Chair from each of the eight (8) regions, with Brock maintaining his role as chair of the Northeast Region as well.

Since taking over as head coach at Springfield College, Brock has also carried on the long and proud tradition of basketball on the Alden Street campus. In 2006, Brock helped guide talented scorer Derek Yvon '06 towards breaking the school's all-time scoring record (2,103). In 2007, Anthony Pizzo '07 broke the SC career assist mark (523).

March Madness returned to Springfield College in the 2012-2013 season as a senior-laden group earned bid into the NCAA Championship. After a overtime-setback in the NEWMAC Championship, Brock's squad was awarded not only an at-large berth, but also a home game. In front of 1,600 fans, the Pride battled with Ithaca, and despite a career-high 35 points from Alex Berthiaume, Springfield ended its year with a 19-9 record.

The 2011-12 season was highlighted by the play of NEWMAC Player of the Year Alex Berthiaume as the Pride went 17-10. Springfield once again advanced to the NEWMAC Championship game but a last-minute rally by MIT thwarted the Pride's bid at a trip to the NCAA Championship.

The 2004-2005 NCAA team finished at 22-7 and tied WPI for the regular season championship with a 10-2 record before losing in the semifinals of the conference tournament. Brock’s youthful team (only one of the team's starters in the final nine games was a senior) won its last seven and 10 of its final 11 regular season games. Brock's squad went on to the NCAA's as it gained an at-large berth.

The 2001-2002 season was a memorable one. SC won ten of its first 11 games – one of the best starts in school history. The Pride captured the Holiday Inn/Naismith Classic, holding off high-powered Marymount (Va.), 71-67, in the championship game. Numerous individual milestones were reached, including Brock becoming the 52nd active coach in Division III to win 300 games in a 59-48 win at Wheaton.

In the 1999-2000 campaign, he led SC to a 21-9 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. SC won the NEWMAC Tournament title after finishing in a three-way tie for second place in the conference during the regular season. For his efforts, he was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year.

In his first season as SC’s head man, Brock’s ‘98-‘99 team posted a 19-8 record and just missed earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament after placing second in the inaugural NEWMAC Tournament.

Brock, a 1976 Springfield College graduate, resurrected the men’s basketball program at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In the 1997-1998 season, he guided the Tigers to a 21-6 record and their third consecutive winning season and first 20-win campaign in 30 years. Trinity advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, the team's first post-season appearance since 1969. Brock was selected the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Coach of the Year.

Prior to taking the post at Trinity in 1989, Brock was the head basketball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., where he compiled a 45-38 record in three seasons (1986-1989). He led the Gusties to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship in 1989, and participated in two NCAA Division III Tournaments. Brock began his coaching career at Drew University in Madison, N. J., where he spent six seasons (1980-1986).

As an undergraduate at Springfield College, Brock was a three-year member of the men's basketball squad coached by former director of athletics Ed Bilik. Brock also served as an assistant coach under Bilik for three seasons (1976-1979).

A native of Hopkinton, Mass., Brock earned his bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling at Springfield College in 1976 and a master’s degree in physical education at SC in 1980. He was recently promoted to full professor of physical education.

Brock has three children, William, Christiana, and Chase.

Brock's All-Time Coaching Record
Year Wins Losses School
1980-81 10 15 Drew
1981-82 10 14 Drew
1982-83 12 11 Drew
1983-84 17 9 Drew
1984-85 10 15 Drew
1985-86 12 13 Drew
1986-87 15 13 Gustavus Adolphus
1987-88 16 11 Gustavus Adolphus
1988-89 14 14 Gustavus Adolphus
1989-90 7 18 Trinity (Texas)
1990-91 8 17 Trinity (Texas)
1991-92 9 16 Trinity (Texas)
1992-93 9 16 Trinity (Texas)
1993-94 16 9 Trinity (Texas)
1994-95 12 13 Trinity (Texas)
1995-96 17 8 Trinity (Texas)
1996-97 14 11 Trinity (Texas)
1997-98 21 6 Trinity (Texas)
1998-99 19 8 Springfield
1999-2000 21 9 Springfield
2000-2001 14 12 Springfield
2001-2002 18 9 Springfield
2002-2003 12 15 Springfield
2003-2004 12 16 Springfield
2004-2005 22 7 Springfield
2005-2006 10 16 Springfield
2006-2007 12 14 Springfield
2007-2008 10 15 Springfield
2008-2009 15 13 Springfield
2009-2010 14 13 Springfield
2010-2011 15 11 Springfield
2011-2012 17 10 Springfield
2012-2013 19 9 Springfield
33 seasons 459 406 .530 winning percentage
15 seasons at SC 230 177 .565 winning percentage

Brock's Tournament Appearances
Season Tournament
1986-87, at GA NCAA Tournament
1988-89, at GA MIAC Champions, NCAA Tournament
1997-98, at Trinity SCAC Champions, NCAA Tournament
1999-2000, at SC NEWMAC Champions, NCAA Sweet 16
2004-2005, at SC NEWMAC Regular Season Co-Champs, NCAA Tournament second round
2012-2013, at SC NCAA Tournament First round
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Charlie Brock Charlie Brock in 2013-14 will enter his 16th season as the head coach at Springfield College and his 34th season as a head coach overall. Brock’s achievements as a coach are certainly impressive. He has taken three schools to the NCAA Division III Tournament and has an overall, 32-year record of 440-397. Read more.

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