Matt Brock Named Assistant Mens Basketball Coach
COLUMBIA -- Matt Brock has been hired on as the new assistant men's basketball coach for the Columbia College Cougars.
"I am blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of Cougar Basketball and Columbia College. Coach Burchard has built a tradition of success recognized on a national level," said Brock. "My wife, Sheryl and I have felt very welcomed by each person we have met in the campus community."
Matt brings over 10 years of collegiate basketball coaching and playing experience to Columbia. A Camdenton, Missouri native, Brock was a four year starter at Camdenton High School. He scored 1,469 points and made 295 three-pointers in his high school career, earning him a scholarship to NCAA Division II School Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. As a captain his senior year, Matt led his squad to the NCAA Tournament.
When his collegiate playing days were over he began coaching at Green City High School, guiding the team to a 20-8 record and a district final appearance. Brock then transitioned to coaching college basketball after accepting an assistant coaching position at Hannibal-LaGrange University for a season before moving to Pittsburg State University where he has spent the last four seasons.
Off the court Matt is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds both a bachelor and master's degree in Exercise Science.
"I am very excited to have Matt join our staff," said Director of Athletics and Head Men's Basketball Coach Bob Burchard. "Matt has an impressive basketball background and is highly respected for his work ethic, character, and ability to teach the game. I am looking forward to having him work with our current team and recruit success oriented student-athletes for our program."