A head coach in the high school ranks of Georgia for 14 years and a former teammate of Head Coach Rick Stockstill, Brent Brock is completing his first season as tight ends coach for Middle Tennessee. Brock also has 14 years of experience as an athletic director on the high school level.
Under Brock's leadership in 2006, the tight ends were a key ingredient for the Sun Belt Conference's top scoring offense and the league's number two-rated team in passing efficiency. The group came up with 17 receptions on the season and two of the team's nine touchdown receptions.
Brock came to Middle Tennessee after serving the previous four years as head coach and athletic director at Jackson County High School in Jefferson, Ga. Brock had the privilege of coaching in the GHSA North/South All-Star game (1995) and the Georgia/Florida High School All-Star game (1997). Brock got his start in coaching as a volunteer assistant at Godby High School in Tallahassee in 1981 and then left the following season to join Jim Hughes' staff at Thomasville High School in 1982. Brock followed Hughes to Colquitt High School in 1983, where he helped coach the Packers in the 1991 1-AAAA state championship game. During his nine seasons at Colquitt, the Packers made the region playoffs eight times, were region runner-up three times, and received the region's all-sports trophy on three occasions. Brock served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, and strength coordinator during his time at Colquitt. He earned his first head coaching job in 1992 when he took over the Worth County High School program in Sylvester, Ga. He took a struggling program that went 1-9 his first year to an 8-3 mark and back-to-back playoff appearances in his third and fourth seasons.
In 1996, Brock took over head coaching and athletic director duties at Fitzgerald High School in Fitzgerald, Ga., where he had the challenge of rebuilding a program that had just 40 players his first season. With hard work and determination, Brock fielded 70 players and helped turn the program around during his short tenure. Under his reign, FHS took home the sportsmanship trophy for 2-AAA in 1996 and 1997.
Before taking over at Jackson County, Brock spent two years as offensive coordinator/strength coach at Westside High School under Robert Davis. Westside, only four years old at the time, made it to the semifinals of the state at the Georgia Dome in 2002 and finished with a no. 4 state ranking. In 2001, Westside advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
The Albany, Ga., native received his B.S. degree in health/physical education at Florida State in 1982, his master's degree at Albany State, and his Ed.S. degree from FSU.
As a player, Brock played four years for Coach Bobby Bowden at Florida State as an offensive lineman. He was a member of the 1977 Tangerine Bowl team and the 1980 and 1981 Orange Bowl teams.
Brock is married to the former Missie Milton of Albany, Ga.