Columbia College (MO) Adds Assistant

Columbia College (MO) head men’s basketball coach and athletic director Bob Burchard officially announced the hiring of Tomas Brock as the next assistant men’s basketball coach. Tomas is no stranger to the Cougars and Columbia as he replaces former associate head coach and older brother Matt Brock.

“I am excited that Tomas will be joining our staff and mentoring our men’s basketball team,” said Burchard. “Tomas has been highly successful as a collegiate player, assistant college coach, and head coach at the high school level.”

Brock comes to Columbia College after a successful one year stint as head coach at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri where he led the Hornets to the Missouri Class 4 State Championship game. Prior to his time at Hillcrest, Tomas spent the 2013-14 season as the assistant coach at NCAA Division II East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Brock helped the Tigers to their first winning season since 2006-07 and first conference tournament bid since the 2002-03 season. Among other duties, Brock organized several community service opportunities and served as the Tigers recruiting coordinator. Brock signed East Central’s first ever All-GAC First-team performer and Daktronics All-region performer.

Tomas did his graduate work in health and physical education at Northwest Missouri State where he was involved with scouting, recruiting and administrative duties for the men’s basketball team. In his two years at Northwest Missouri, Brock helped the Bearcats to two 20-win seasons, a regular-season MIAA Championship and a berth in the NCAA National Tournament.

Before starting his coaching career, Brock played at Southwest Baptist University. As a two-year team captain, Brock lead the Bearcats to an MIAA regular-season title and a Sweet Sixteen appearance, while earning All-MIAA honors as a junior and senior.

“He is a bright young coach of impeccable character, integrity, and a tireless work ethic,” stated Burchard. “I am looking forward to watching him lead our young men as they strive to develop successful habits

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