TESTIMONIALS

Sean Robertson

Coach Brock has an unmatched ability to break things down piece by piece in a way that even the most confused, awkward, and lanky fourteen-year-old can understand, and when it finally comes together it’s magical. Whether we were working on speed and conditioning, strength, flexibility, or even recovery the smallest details were always addressed.

When I graduated from Copperas Cove High School and went to Blinn College as 6’1”, 245-pound left tackle, I realized the impact Coach Brock truly had. Other incoming freshmen had the worst lifting form I have ever seen, and it was truly shocking how much further advanced I was in that department. As an undersized offensive lineman, I attribute all of my success to Coach Brock. I wasn’t going to get any reps at practice if I didn’t stand out, and that’s exactly what I did. Due to my “wowing” the coaches with flawless technique in Olympic lifting and my overall form in everything else, I definitely stood out. As a result of that I earned the starting job at center and started every game for the next two years, winning an NJCAA national championship along the way. The same thing happened when I transferred to Lamar University, where we had a full-time strength and conditioning coordinator. I was still above and beyond a majority of the athletes with my technique, discipline, and mental toughness.

Accomplishments

MMA Amateur Heavyweight Champion 2019
All-Southland Conference Offensive Line at Lamar University (2012)
Starting Center Blinn College (2008 & 2009)
Starting Center for 2009 NJCAA National Football Champions Blinn College
12-4A 1st Team All-District Offensive Line (2006 &2007)

Rowdy Caskey

I started working with Coach Brock back in 1996 during football season when I was in 8th grade at Florence Middle School. That summer as I was getting ready to start high school Coach took me under his wing. He went out of his way to make the weight room open to me as well as all the younger athletes. He would pick me up from my house and take me to the weight room when my parents were not able to do so. Coach was not only a lifting coach to me, but a mentor and teacher in the gym. He and my father became good friends. I entered high school and Coach was a staple, not only giving lessons in lifting, but also in life. He genuinely takes an interest in all his athletes personally and wants the best for them no matter which direction it is.

Between my freshman and sophomore years of high school I was a part of his Olympic lifting team with Jodi Vaughn. I qualified for two Junior Olympics, two National Championships, one World Qualifier and won the State Meet for my age and weight class. Late my sophomore year Coach Brock moved to Copperas Cove to continue coaching. I watched as he had great success in football, as well as developing athletes in all areas.

A few years ago, I decided to throw my hat back into the competitive ring with powerlifting, and there was only one choice for me as to whom I wanted guiding me. Although it had been several years since we had spoken, I texted him and asked if he would be interested in coaching me. His response alone describes why he has had success and why so many people keep in contact with him long after athletics are gone: “Once you’re one of my guys, you are always one of my guys.” He cares about his athletes—not just some of them, all of them. When he texted me back, I knew I would be successful. He sent my workouts to me. I responded and let him know what I was feeling; he responded with his old school, hard-nosed approach, mixed with his new ideas and rehab/pre-hab technique. Due to this, I was able to be successful in every meet and injury free with continued progress.

He is without a doubt the most knowledgeable man I know when it comes to any aspect of developing athletes and athletic performance. Combine that with his concern for people, and that is what makes him so successful and why his athletes continue to call on him repeatedly. That is also why I consider him family.

Accomplishments

USPA Bend the Bar 242-lb class Champion (2017)
USPA Texas State Championship 242-lb class Champion (2017)
USPA World Championship qualifier (2017)
USPA Texas 242-lb class raw bench press record holder (2017)
1st Team 26-2A All-District Defensive Back (1999 & 2000)

Jodi Wilhite Vaughn

Jodi (Wilhite) Vaughn

“In 1997 Coach Brock introduced me to explosive barbell movements to improve my strength and speed as a sprinter.  Little did I know that him introducing me to the barbell would completely change my life.  He worked with me on snatch, clean and jerk, squats all through my high school years.  My junior year I qualified for the Regional Track Meet and advanced to the finals and finished third in the 100m Dash.  My senior year I was the Regional Champion and advanced to the State Track Meet where I finished 4th place in the 100m Dash.

Following my high school track season, I transitioned to competing in Olympic weightlifting where I qualified for and represented Team USA in multiple international events, with the 2003 Pan Am Team and 2004 Olympic Team Alternate being the highlights.

Coach Brock set me on a path that is now my lifestyle and how I make a living.  I now coach Olympic Weightlifting to all levels from age 6-70.  It gave me the ability to believe I could do anything if I worked hard and put myself in the field of play.  Many coaches can get you medals but not many can get you to believe in yourself so much it changes the course of your life.”

Accomplishments

Team USA Junior World Team member 2000
Team USA World Team member 2003
Pan-Am Games Team member 2003
Olympic Team Alternate 2004
USAW 48KG Class Junior National Champion
USAW 53 KG Class Senior National Champion 2005 & 2011
Member of 2008 University World Team Champions
2015 Master World Cup Champion
Former USAW Junior American Record Holder in the Clean & Jerk (1999-2010)

Brelan Chancellor

“Coach Brock was a rock in my growth as an athlete and a man. He set the foundation and core for being able to take the physical strain of practice and games to be able to play 15 games in a season.

Coach Brock’s philosophy’s have stayed with me far beyond the weight room and football field but that’s what he does, he builds a culture.”

Accomplishments

Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year (2013)
1st Team All-Conference USA Kick & Punt Returner (2013)
2nd Team All-Conference USA WR (2013)
Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt (2010-2011)
1st Team All-District 8-5A Utility Player (2008 & 2009)
UNT All Time Career Leader in All Purpose Yards in a game (332), a season (1,964) and a career (5,503)
ESPN College Play of the Day (2010 & 2011)
99 yard Kick-off Return versus Georgia (2013)

Cody Elenz

“Coach Brock is a difference maker. The transition from High School to Division I College was seamless. I felt my strength and conditioning I received from Coach Brock was on point and parallel to college strength and conditioning programs. I was well ahead of most high school and some college level athletes from day 1 in college. When it came to speed training, foot work, agilities, conditioning, and strength form and performance I was prepared.”

Accomplishments

Offensive Line University of Idaho (2011-2014)/Lamar University (2015)

Logan Brock

“Being my father, I am obviously slightly biased with my thoughts on my dad’s strength and conditioning program but being a former collegiate and professional athlete who has been through some of the best programs available, I think my opinion still carries a good deal of merit. From the time I was 10 years old I’ve trained using my father’s programs and guidance, and do so to this day, even as a strength and conditioning coach myself. His passion, knowledge, and preparation for strength, conditioning, and nutrition programs without a doubt changed me as an athlete and competitor. I have never been the biggest, strongest, or fastest, but through his programs I always gained the competitive edge. He took me from an average young athlete to the top level my sport has to offer, the NFL. I can honestly say that I would have never been All-State, All-Conference, and employed by an NFL team had it not been for him.”

Accomplishments

Unanimous 1st Team All-District 8-5A TE (2005)
Unanimous 1st Team All-District 12-4A TE (2006)
1st Team All-State TE (2006)
District Shot Put Champion/Regional Qualifier (2005 & 2006)
Discus Regional Qualifier (2006)
3 Year starter at TE for TCU (2008-2011)
Honorable Mention All-Mountain West TE (2011)
Starting TE for 2011 Rose Bowl Champion TCU (#2 National Ranking)
Houston Texans (2012)
Carolina Panthers (2013)

Andrew Leuthner

“I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to compete in Track and Field at the Division 1 level. I credit most of my success on and off the field, through the mentorship of past coaches. Coach Brock is one to note especially; he was Copperas Cove’s Defensive Coordinator and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach during my time in high school athletics. Upon entering high school as a freshman, I did not even weigh 100lbs. However, after following the strength and conditioning program Coach Brock developed; I ended my freshman year at 130lbs. I continued to grow BIGGER, FASTER, and STRONGER through his rigorous program, and ended my high school athletic career at around 170lbs. The weight and auxiliary training allowed me to be successful in both football and track. Upon my Senior year of high school, I was offered a D1 Track scholarship to compete for the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW).
Upon entering UIW, my D1 training was easy compared to what I had endured with Coach Brock. Additionally, I was ahead of my peers with regards to strength training. My collegiate strength coaches were surprised in my technique and knowledge of strength and conditioning. During my sophomore year at UIW I was awarded the “Male Strength Athlete of the Year” award.”

Accomplishments

Sprinter for University of the Incarnate Word (2015-2018)

Tyrell Thompson

“I played under Reb Brock from 2011-2014. Having him as a strength coach my four years of high school truly prepared me for playing ball in the collegiate level. The intensity and energy he brings to the weight room, practice and meetings are like none other. I currently have the highest power clean max on my team at 355. I always have a squat max of 680.”

Accomplishments

Defensive Tackle Tarleton State University
1st Team All-District 8-5A Defensive Line (2014)
1st Team NJCAA All-American Defensive Line at Trinity Valley Community College (2016)
1st Team All-Lone Star Conference at Tarleton State University (2017 & 2018)
1st Team NCAA D-II All-American at Tarleton State University (2017 & 2018)

Cooper Brock

“Whether it was developing explosiveness through Olympic lifts such as the power clean and the snatch or focusing on completing a full range of motion on even the simplest of lifts like bench press, through my training I obtained an understanding of the importance of technique and attention to detail. That understanding in turn carried on outside of the weight room on to the football field where I excelled well enough to get my college paid for and even make an impact at the collegiate level as a ball player.”

Accomplishments

1st Team All-District 8-5A Defensive End (2009)
1st Team All-District 8-5A Long Snapper (2009)
In the Defensive End game rotation for UTEP (2010-2013)

Josh Lyons

“Coach Brock’s Strength and Conditioning program was a huge stepping-stone in my athletic ability, personal growth and coaching philosophy. What many coaches lack in today’s world is the ability to explain to a student athlete “why” things are important. Under Coach Brock’s program, we gained a sense of self-worth, respect for hard work, and the ability to dig deep and grind physically and mentally.

Having a background of experience through various Olympic lifts, conditioning, and mental preparation defiantly put me ahead of the other incoming freshmen my first year of college at Navarro College and carried through to my transfer to Sam Houston State University. Many programs have a plan to get kids in and develop them with their strength and conditioning programs, but with the experience we received from Coach Brock’s program empowered many players going from high school to college to play right away and were able to keep up with the upper classmen physically. The fundamentals and cues that Coach Brock taught us have been carried over to my work experience at my current position at Kilgore High School. While we have a different program, the techniques don’t change and the ideals behind his program are the same.”

Accomplishments

TE/HB for Sam Houston State University
Current Defensive Line Coach at Kilgore High School (Texas)

Billy Hatten

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been trained by Coach Brock during my high school career. Over those years, I was able to develop an attitude towards the game which I was able to apply to other aspects of my life. He always would preach that whatever we did on the field or, in the classroom, that it needed to be given our best efforts. He constantly pushed us making sure we gave 110% effort for everything that we did and would accept nothing less. After leaving high school, I kept this attitude and was able to play four years of college ball and was able to graduate with my bachelors. As of now, I have been given the opportunity to play football overseas and be able to teach others this attitude which has helped me so much throughout my life.”

Accomplishments

High school:
2011-2012 Honorable Mention All-District Defensive End
2012-2013 Unanimous 1st Team All-District Defensive Tackle ; 1st team  All Area Defensive Tackle ; Selected to play in Central Texas FCA Victory Bowl All-Star Game.

College:

Starting Outside Linebacker Wayland Baptist University
2017-2018 Central States Football League leader in QB Sacks
Pro (European)
2019  Pannon Bowl (Pro European) Defensive MVP

Kyle Stifflemire

“Using Coach Brock’s strength & conditioning program for the past seven years has been a major contributor to me being one of the top ranked high school Pole Vaulters in the nation. Demanding excellent exercise technique and attention to detail not only helped me in the weight room but carried over to the track, and enabled me to add over a foot in my vault height each of the past several years.”

Accomplishments

Pole Vaulter Texas Tech University

Joseph Leary

“I was able to perform at a high level in college because of the training in the weight from Coach Brock. My college coach was so impressed by my strength and ability they asked me what I did to prepare, and I told them I listened to my coach (Coach Brock) and worked hard. Today I am lucky enough to have a position where I train high school, college and future professional athletes; because of the knowledge I gained from Coach Brock. While working with athletes I use the knowledge and techniques he taught me daily.”

Accomplishments

1st Team All-District 8-5A Defensive Back (2004-2005)
1st Team All-District 12-4A Defensive Back (2006)
4A All-State Defensive Back (2006)
3-year starter at Cornerback for Rice University (2007-2010)
Performance Coach Next Level Fitness (current)

Brandin Byrd

“After graduating and enrolling into the University of North Texas on a football scholarship, I feel that I was more prepared than my other freshman teammates because of how well the strength and conditioning program developed and taught by coach Brock prepared me.”

Accomplishments

Started Running Back for the University of North Texas (2012-2013)
1st Team All-District 8-5A (2008 & 2009)

Tim Atchison

“Coach Brock taught me early in my career that there was more to strength training than just “banging weights around.” We always had fun, and always “got after it” in our training sessions, but it was his expertise on nutrition and mobility that really helped me maximize my potential in the weight room and on the field. His strength and conditioning program are second to none and the work I put in with Coach Brock made me feel that I could compete with anyone!”

Accomplishments

1st Team All-District 13-5A Defensive Back (2004 & 2005)
Honorable Mention 5A All-State Defensive Back (2004)
1st Team 5A All-State Defensive Back (2005)
District 13-5A Defensive MVP (2005)
Baylor Starting Corner Back (2009) and Free Safety (2010)
Multiple Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Award winner
Signed Free Agent Contract with St. Louis Rams (2011)

Chris Miller, Captain USAF

“Coach Brock taught me that hard work is relative and pushing yourself past what you believe is attainable day-in and day-out is the true definition of success.  Those lessons are some of the same lessons that I try to follow as a Captain in the USAF.”

Accomplishments

United States Air Force Academy 2010-2014
Starting Nickle Back/Cornerback 2011-2014
3 Year starter at Defensive Back for Air Force Academy
Played in 47 games during college career
1st Team All-District 13-4A Cornerback (2007)
4A All-State Cornerback (2007)
Unanimous 1st Team All-District 12-5A Cornerback (2008)
2nd Team All-District 12-5A Kick Returner (2008)
5A All-State Cornerback (2008)
Led the State of Texas in interceptions in 2008 (13)

MSG. Andrew Conner

“In 2007, 7 years before I officially became a member of Special Forces, I had a total reconstructive knee surgery.  I didn’t have the luxury, like I do now, of having world-class resources to ensure I was 100% fit to fight.  I used the fundamentals of what Coach Brock taught me so many years ago in conjunction with him allowing me to call on him as a resource to get where I am now.

Special Forces employs civilian personal trainers, as well as strength and conditioning coaches, to ensure we are always able to perform at high levels.  The backgrounds of these individuals range from Division I college programs, the MLB, the NFL, and Olympic athlete level trainers.  Despite this, I still reach out to Coach Brock in helping me reach my professional fitness goals.  Having done technical lifts for 18 years now, I have not once been injured due to poor technique.”

Accomplishments

Special Forces Team Sergeant