Dave Brock Takes Over

With every new year, there is change. And so it was that James Franklin looked to Maryland for his future leaving a hole in the coaching ranks. First year coach and Ace Recruiter Dave Brock was tapped on the shoulder to fill the spot and was named the NEW Offensive Coordinator at Kansas State.

James Franklin is out, Dave Brock is in as offensive coordinator at Kansas State University. While Franklin has moved on to the University of Maryland, Wildcat head coach Ron Prince elevated Brock, who just completed his first season at K-State, to the position of offensive coordinator.

"Dave Brock is well respected in college football coaching circles as not only an offensive innovator and a relentless recruiter, but as a teacher who has a proven track record of getting the absolute best from his players," Prince said.

"Our offensive success this past season was in no small part to Dave's ability and we are looking forward to him providing his leadership on offense."

A native of Moorestown, N.J., Brock's 19-year coaching career includes stops at North Carolina, Temple, Hofstra, Salisbury State and Western Connecticut State.

Prior to 2007, Brock spent two seasons at North Carolina where he served as assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach. With the Wildcats he coached the wide receivers, which included Jordy Nelson in his record-breaking season.

While at UNC, he tutored two of the top wide receivers in Carolina history in Jarwarski Pollock and Jesse Holley. In 2005, Pollock became the all-time leading receiver at Carolina with 177 career catches and Holley led the team with 47 receptions.

In 2006, Brock coached wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to honorable mention freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News as Nicks set UNC freshmen records with 39 receptions for 660 yards and four touchdowns.

Prior to North Carolina, Brock was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for two seasons at Temple, where he directed a spread offense attack.

In 2004, Temple ranked third in the Big East in rushing, generating 173.0 yards on the ground per game. The Owls also passed for 2,428 yards – the fourth-most in program history – and averaged 393.7 total yards per game with quarterback Walter Washington ending the year ranked 11th nationally in total offense.

In 2003, the Owls threw for 2,697 yards – second-most in Temple history – and set school records for passing first downs (135) and total plays (859).

As the offensive coordinator at Hofstra, the Pride posted a 9-3 record in 2001 and concluded the season ranked No. 7 in Division I-AA behind an offense that was second in the nation in total offense (491 yards/game).

In 2000, Hofstra finished the year ranked No. 7 with a 9-4 record and also ranked among the nation's top 20 in scoring offense.

On losing Franklin to Maryland, Prince said, "James has truly been an asset to our organization both as a coach and a recruiter and we appreciate his contributions to Kansas State. With this move, he has the opportunity to return to Maryland to direct its offense and further enhance his goal of becoming a head coach.

"We will continue to add talented and excellent people to our organization," Prince added. "And, we will continue to have other organizations recognize that by their many efforts to acquire those people. Our program's values here at Kansas State include developing all of our people so both they and we can achieve our goals."

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