Softball Coach Bob Brock Receives Hall of Fame Honor

Sam Houston State University softball Head Coach Bob Brock will be inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the NFCA annual convention next December.

Brock, an SHSU alumnus, will be joining Michigan State head coach Jacquie Joseph, University of Saint Thomas Minnesota head coach John Tschida and Mona Steven from Utah University in the prestigious NFCA Hall of Fame.

“It feels good to be honored by the NFCA Hall of Fame,” Brock said. “Great players and great colleges have helped me get to this point and the support has been awesome.”

Since Brocks returned to SHSU in 2002, the Bearkats’ softball program has seen monumental improvements.

The head coach guided the team to 362 victories, the most by any head coach in the history of the SHSU softball program, and led the program to their first appearance at the NCAA Division I regional playoffs in 2007.

In addition, the head coach helped guide the Bearkats to the Southland Conference post-season tournament nine times out the last 12 seasons, reaching the finals in 2005, 2007, 2012 and 2013 and to the semifinals in 2014.

Aside from his induction into the NFCA Hall of Fame, Brock is a member of the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame, 2005 Southland Conference Coach of the Year, four-time Regional Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year for 1983.

During Brock’s 32 seasons at SHSU, Texas A&M and Baylor, he has accumulated 1,093 victories, making him one of only 29 head coaches in NCAA history to earn more than 1,000 wins.

Adding to Brock’s extensive résumé, the head coach has coached 21 All-American players, 60 All-regional honorees, the Women’s Professional Fastpitch League and two players apart of gold metal winning U.S Olympic teams.

Brock will continue his tenure as head coach of the Bearkats where he hopes the team will continue on with their success and come out victorious as the SLC champions during the 2015-16 season and receive another NCAA bid.



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