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Bob Brock
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On April 18, 2012, in a Sam Houston road doubleheader victory, Bearkat head softball coach Bob Brock reached a career milestone as the 15th head coach in NCAA Division I softball history to amass 1,000 victories.

Brock now ranks 11th among NCAA Division I active softball head coaches with a record of 1,010 victories, 607 losses and one tie in his 27 seasons at Sam Houston, Texas A&M, and Baylor. He has won three national championships and is a former Women's Professional Fastpitch League head coach.

Now in his 11th season at his alma mater, Brock ranks as the Bearkat softball program's "winningest" head coach with 279 victories at Sam Houston. The Kats were Southland Conference regular season runners-up in 2005, 2007 and 2012.

In 2007, he directed Sam Houston State to its first NCAA Division I regional playoff appearance. The Bearkats reached the College Station regional semi-finals, earning the Southland Conference's NCAA tournament berth after taking the title at league post-season tournament. The 2007 team rolled up  a 38-26 record, the team's best season mark in 14 years.

Brock was voted 2005 Southland Conference "Coach of the Year" after SHSU finished as runners-up and reached the finals of the post-season tournament. 

Sam Houston has earned a Southland Conference post-season tournament berth seven of the last nine seasons. The Bearkats reached the tournament finals in 2005, 2007 and 2012.

Brock came to Sam Houston after three years as assistant coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers. He helped direct the Vols to their first appearance in the NCAA Regional playoffs.

Brock served as head coach at Baylor from 1980 to 1981 and at Texas A&M from 1982 to 1996. Six times he directed teams to the College World Series, winning national titles in 1982, 1983 and 1987 and finishing as runner-up in 1984 and 1986.

In September, 2006, Brock was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame.

In 1997, he was head coach of the Tampa Bay Firestix in the Women's Professional Fastpitch League. He joined the University of Tennessee staff in 1999. He also managed his own hitting and pitching clinics in College Station for nine years.

Brock has coached 21 All-Americans, 60 All-Regional honorees and two members on gold medal winning U.S. Olympic Teams. He was honored as National Softball "Coach of the Year" in 1983 and received National Softball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year honors in 1986, 1987, 1990, and 1991. He received a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State in 1969 and his Master's Degree in criminology from Central Texas University in 1978.

Career Record: 1,010 victories, 607 losses, 1 tie
Member, Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame
Coached 21 All-Americans and 60 All-Region Players
National Coach of the Year, 1983
Regional Coach of the Year, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991
Southland Conference Coach of the Year, 2005
Texas Sports Writers Asso. Senior College Coach of the Year, 1987
Coached Two U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Team Members