Dalton High School hires David Brock as boys' basketball coach

Dalton High School hires David Brock as boys' basketball coach

April 25th, 2018 by Lindsey Young in Breaking News

This story was updated April 25, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. with more information.

Dalton High School has hired David Brock as boys' basketball coach, athletic director Jeff McKinney announced Wednesday.

Brock spent the past two years in the same role at Cass High School in Cartersville, Ga., leading the Colonels to a 35-19 record and a berth in the GHSA Class AAAAA state tournament this past season. He was previously an assistant coach for the men's team at Oakland University in Michigan and was a student assistant at the University of Alabama under coach Anthony Grant in 2013.

David Brock

David Brock

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Brock spent one season as associate head coach for a British professional team, the Plymouth Raiders of the British Basketball League. He was the youngest associate coach in league history.

"Coach Brock comes to us with an extremely impressive background," McKinney said in a school release. "His past history of player development and growing a program puts him at the top of the list of young, great coaches. We are extremely excited and fortunate to have him and we look forward to his reign as our new basketball coach."

Brock, who graduated from Alabama and holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education, replaces Mike Duffie, who has been hired as boys' basketball coach at Pickens High School. Duffie led Dalton to a 19-8 record this past season, his 12th as the Catamounts' coach.

Brock's Cass teams were known for defense. The Colonels allowed an average of 47.2 points per game this past season, which was the top mark in Region 7-AAAAA.

Dalton is in the process of finding a coach to lead its girls' basketball program after Jim Case resigned in March. His resignation was announced the same day as Duffie's.

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