A New Jersey native with over 20 years of coaching experience, Dave Brock begins his first year at Rutgers as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach “On the Banks.” Brock comes to Piscataway after a three-year stint at Boston College, including serving as interim offensive coordinator for the majority of the 2011 season.
Brock reunites with Kyle Flood after the two served on the same coaching staff at Hofstra from 1997-2001.
A native of Moorestown, N.J., Brock's 21-year coaching career includes stops at North Carolina, Temple, Hofstra, Kansas State and BC. He has been an offensive coordinator for six seasons and has coached a plethora of current NFL standouts including Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants), Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers) and Marques Colston (New Orleans Saints).
Brock was the Eagles tight ends coach during his three years at BC. In 2009, Brock helped develop tight ends Chris Pantale and Lars Anderson. Pantale had 25 catches for 223 yards and one touchdown while Anderson had eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown.
Brock was also instrumental in locating and recruiting quarterback Dave Shinskie, who came to BC after a career in professional baseball. Despite being picked to finish last in the ACC's Atlantic Division in preseason media voting, the 2009 Eagles finished with an 8-5 record, came within one win of playing in a third consecutive ACC Championship Game.
Brock spent the 2008 season as Kansas State's offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach after coaching the wide outs in 2007. Kansas State ranked 18th nationally in passing (269.6) and 19th in scoring offense (34.9) under Brock's leadership.
As offensive coordinator at Kansas State, Brock spearheaded a Wildcat offense that produced the 2008 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in wide receiver Brandon Banks and Kansas State's most prolific passer in school history in quarterback Josh Freeman. Banks set a Wildcat junior record with 67 receptions and 1,049 yards last season, while Freeman became Kansas State's career leader in passing attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns and total offense in 2008.
In 2007, Brock tutored Kansas State's Jordy Nelson, who was a consensus All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist, as well as Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year Deon Murphy. Nelson, who became the Wildcats' first-ever offensive consensus All-American, ranked second in the nation in receptions (10.2) and receiving yards per game (133.8) en route to setting 11 Kansas State receiving records.
Kansas State, which set school records for passing yards, completions and attempts in a season, also ranked 20th nationally in passing offense (285.4) and 21st in scoring offense (35.2). The Wildcats finished the season with a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,600-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher for the first time in school history.
Prior to Kansas State, Brock spent two years at North Carolina, where he served as the Tar Heels' assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach. In 2005, Jarwarski Pollock became the all-time leading receiver at Carolina with 177 catches.
In 2006, Brock coached wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to honorable mention freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News as Nicks set UNC freshman records with 39 receptions for 660 yards and four touchdowns.
Prior to North Carolina, Brock was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for three seasons at Temple. In 2004, Temple ranked third in the Big East in rushing, generating 173.0 yards on the ground per game.
Brock served in various roles during seven seasons at Hofstra from 1995 through 2002, including running backs coach (1995), wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator (1997-99), offensive coordinator (2000-01) and associate head coach (2002). In 2000, Hofstra finished the year ranked No. 7 with a 9-4 record.
Brock played linebacker at Ferrum (Va.) College before earning a bachelor of science degree in political science from Salisbury (Md.) State University.
Brock and his wife, Karen, have three sons - Henry, William, and Richard - and two daughters - Kate and Maggie.
The Brock File
Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.
Alma Mater: Salisbury State, 1994
Children: Henry, William, Richard, Kate, Maggie
2009-11 – Boston College (tight ends )
2008 – Kansas State (offensive coordinator/tight ends)
2007 – Kansas State (wide receivers)
2006 – North Carolina (assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator)
2005 – North Carolina (wide receivers)
2002-04 – Temple (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
2002 – Hofstra (associate head coach/offensive coordinator)
2000-01 – Hofstra (offensive coordinator/wide receivers)
1997-99 – Hofstra (recruiting coordinator/wide receivers)
1995 – Hofstra (running backs)
1994 – Salisbury State (recruiting coordinator/defensive backs)
1991-93 – Western Connecticut State (recruiting coordinator/defensive backs)
1988-90 – Salisbury State (assistant coach)
Playing CareerPlayed linebacker at Ferrum College.