For the philanthropist, see Stan Brock (philanthropist).
Stan Brock
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-06-08) June 8, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
High School: Portland (OR) Jesuit
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Debuted in 1980 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
 As player:
*New Orleans Saints (1980–1992)
 As coach:
*Portland Forest Dragons (1997–1999)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Stanley James Brock (born June 8, 1958) is a former American football player and coach. He played as a tackle at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers. Brock served as the head football coach at United States Military Academy from 2007 to 2008. He was fired by the on December 12, 2008 after compiling a 6–18 record in two years as head coach.[1]

Playing careerEdit


Brock played football at Jesuit High School in his hometown of Portland before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder where he played under coaches Bill Mallory and Chuck Fairbanks. He was selected to the first team All-American by The Sporting News. as a senior in 1979.[2] He was also selected as first team all Big Eight Conference and the John Mack Award winner, Colorado's award for offensive MVP.[2]


Brock played for the New Orleans Saints from 1980 to 1992. He finished his career with the San Diego Chargers from 1993 to 1995. He played in Super Bowl XXIX for the Chargers. Stan's older brother Pete also played in the NFL for the Patriots.

Coaching careerEdit

After his playing career, he became a coach in the Arena Football League (AFL), where he served as the head coach of the Portland Forest Dragons (1997–1999) and the Los Angeles Avengers (2000–2001).

On January 29, 2007, he was named the head coach at Army after the resignation of Bobby Ross. Since he became head coach, the Black Knights have posted a 6–18 record and have lost twice to Navy by a combined score of 72–3.[3] On December 8, 2008, sportswriter John Feinstein, the author of A Civil War: Army vs. Navy, wrote a column in The Washington Post in which he called for Brock to be replaced as Army's head coach.[4] Brock was fired by the USMA on December 12, 2008 after compiling a 6–18 record in two years as head coach, and six days after the Black Knights completed their 2008 season with a 34–0 loss to archrival Navy.[1]

Development and implementation of the "Brock Bone" offenseEdit

Following a 3–9 record in his first season as Army's head coach, Brock was pressured to change his offensive system from the pro set to something more similar to Navy's triple option, something Brock had once described as "a stupid idea."[5] During spring training for the 2008 season, Brock elected to close spring practices to implement his new offense.[6] The offense Brock developed was dubbed "the Brock Bone" by ESPN commentator Shaun King.[7] The Brock Bone seems to employ a higher percentage of fullback dives than are ordinarily seen in a triple option offense. Coach Brock has commented, "People think that we're just calling fullback dive, but when that's what they give you, that's what they give you."[8] Army ran the Brock Bone during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season and finished the season ranked 110th out of 119 NCAA Division I FBS teams in total offense.[9]


Brock and his wife, Lori, have four daughters: Sarah, Jessica, Rachel and Emily.

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Army Black Knights (NCAA Division FCS Independent) (2007–2008)
2007 Army 3–9
2008 Army 3–9
Army: 6–18
Total: 6–18


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