Oct. 3, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Anthony Brock, who has over 15 years of coaching rowing on various levels, has been named an assistant rowing coach at the University of Connecticut. Brock spent the 2010-12 academic years as an assistant coach at Boston College. He was also at Boston College in 1999-2000 as the novice coach for men's club rowing team.
Prior to this second stint at Boston College, Brock was the Director of Rowing at Northwestern University where his responsibilities included overseeing the entire rowing operation, including recruiting, purchasing, fundraising and acting as a liaison for alumni and between the academic and athletics spheres.
At the same time, Brock also acted as the head coach for Northwestern women's rowing. His crews won the ACRA National Championship in 2009 with the varsity lightweight four and the novice women four. Northwestern also won the Dad Vail Championship for the first time in the 25 year history of the program in 2005 with the lightweight four. In 2008, Northwestern also placed second at the ACRA National Championships with the lightweight four.
Before his time at Northwestern, he coached at the high school level at Niskayuna (N.Y.) High School and New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., where he helped start that program, to the collegiate level for a year at MIT as the freshmen lightweight men's coach. He was also the Learn to Row Coordinator at the Lincoln Park Boat Club in Chicago for two years.
Brock graduated with a degree in exercise science and physiology from Ithaca College in 1996 and rowed with the men's lightweight crew. He is certified by USRowing at Level III, the foundations of personal training and has his New York State Coaching Certification.