Brock Named Softball Assistant Coach
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS – Texas A&M-Kingsville head softball coach Ricki Rothbauer named University of Tennessee graduate Natalie Brock as the program’s assistant coach on Monday.
A Nashville, Tenn., native, Brock played two seasons of softball at Tennessee and was a part of two Women’s College World Series teams. Her coaching career began in 2009 when she served as the head softball coach at the Battle Ground Academy for a one year. She moved on to the University of Mary serving two seasons as a graduate assistant coach and recently graduated with a Master’s degree in education.
At the University of Mary, Brock worked with the pitchers and catchers on a day-to-day basis and was in charge of calling the pitches during games. Under her tutelage the pitching staff showed great improvement between the 2011 and 2012 seasons with a drop in earned run average of over 1.00. Here pitching staff was cited with a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week awards in her two seasons.
Brock has worked numerous softball camps and clinics and coached Team Tennessee Softball for two years.
Brock’s playing career began at Ezell-Harding Christian School where she was a two-time all-state honoree and a member of two state championship squads. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008 with a bachelor of arts in communication studies.
Brock joins a program that began in 1997 and has an overall winning percentage of 55.5, has reached three NCAA Division II Regional Tournaments and has one Lone Star Conference title.