A longtime coach has been tapped to lead the Harrison High School boys’ basketball team. David Brock has been named head coach of the team following a thorough and detailed vetting of candidates, Athletic Director Josh Hawk said in a letter dated May 1.
Brock joins the team with a “very strong coaching background” that ranges from the high school to the professional level, Hawk’s letter said.
Brock started his coaching career as a student assistant at the University of Alabama, where he was tasked with recruiting and player development. He continued his career by coaching overseas in the British Basketball League for the Plymouth Raiders, Hawk said in his letter to the basketball community. He was also named the youngest associate head coach in British league’s history.
Brock returned to the states and worked in player development, scouting/game preparation and recruiting for Oakland University. He transitioned to high school sports, and led basketball programs at Cass High School in Bartow County and Dalton High School in Whitfield County.
Hawk said Brock will schedule a meeting with returning players in the near future and hold another gathering to allow players and parents to learn more about the summer schedule and the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
“Coach David Brock is going to be an excellent addition to Hoya Nation as a Social Studies teacher and as our head boys’ basketball coach,” said Harrison Principal Ashlynn Campbell. “We are looking forward to a new era of basketball for our current and future players.”