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.
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)