Brian Rock Named AFCA Assistant Coach Of The Year
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross interim head football coach Brian Rock has been named the American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year for the football championship subdivision. The award honors assistant coaches who excel in community service, commitment to the student-athlete, on-field coaching success and AFCA professional organization involvement, and is selected by the AFCA Public Relations Committee.
Rock served as Holy Cross’ interim head coach for the final four games of the 2017 season, posting a record of 2-2. He also served as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, roles which he has held since the beginning of the 2015 season. Under Rock’s direction, the Crusader offense averaged 23.1 points, 21.2 first downs and 397.5 total yards per game this year.
Prior to his time at Holy Cross, Rock was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kent State from 2011-2014. His other coaching stops include time at Purdue (2006-2010), Western Michigan (1992-2005), St. Joseph’s of Indiana (1987-1991) and Bowling Green (1985-1986).
Holy Cross concluded the 2017 season with an overall record of 4-7, and tied for third in the Patriot League with a 3-3 mark in conference games.