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Sam Houston head softball coach Bob Brock was honored in a special pregame ceremony at Friday's Bearkat game against Texas State.

On April 18, in a road doubleheader victory, Brock reached a career milestone as he became the 15th head coach in NCAA Division I softball history to amass 1,000 victories.

Sam Houston State University president Dr. Dana Gibson, director of athletics Bobby Williams and associate athletic director Chris Thompson made the presentation to coach Brock and his wife Mary in front of more than 462 fans at the Bearkat Softball Complex.

Brock now ranks 10th among NCAA Division I active softball head coaches with a record of 1,007-605-1 in his 27 seasons at Sam Houston, Texas A&M, and Baylor.

He has won three national championships and is a former Women's Professional Fastpitch League head coach.

Now in his 10th season at his alma mater, Brock was voted 2005 Southland Conference "Coach of the Year." He director the team to the 2007 Southland Conference tournament championship and an NCAA Regional appearance.

Brock served as head coach at Baylor from 1980 to 1981 and at Texas A&M from 1982 to 1996. Six times he directed teams to the College World Series, winning national titles in 1982, 1983 and 1987 and finishing as runner-up in 1984 and 1986.

WINNINGEST ACTIVE NCAA DIVISION I SOFTBALL COACHES

Rank  Head Coach University Years Wins Losses Ties Pct.
1 Margie Wright Fresno State 31 1452 539 3 .729
2 Mike Candrea Arizona 25 1304 291 1 .817
3 Carol Hutchins Michigan 28 1263 266 2 .826
4 Eugene Lenti DePaul 31 1160 545 3 .680
5 Eliane Sortino Massachusetts 32 1159 481 6 .706
6 Diane Ninemire California 26 1104 512 3 .683
7 Margo Jonker Central Michigan 32 1063 645 5 .622
8 Ralph Weekly Tennessee 25 1059 332 2 .761
9 Donna Papa North Carolina 28 1049 565 5 .649
10 BOB BROCK SAM HOUSTON 28 1007 605 1 .625
11 Pete Manarino UNLV 27 953 560 2 .630
12 Jo Evans Texas A&M 27 935 512 2 .646
13 Melinda Fischer Illinois St 28 917 613 4 .599

NCAA DIVISION I HEAD COACHES WITH 1,000 CAREER SOFTBALL VICTORIES

Rank  Head Coach University Years Wins Losses Ties Pct.
1 Margie Wright Fresno State 31 1452 539 3 .729
2 Mike Candrea Arizona 25 1304 291 1 .817
3 Yvette Girouard LSU 31 1285 421 1 .753
4 Carol Hutchins Michigan 28 1263 266 2 .826
5 Gayle Blevins Indiana 31 1245 588 5 .679
6 JoAnne Graf Florida State 25 1186 425 6 .735
7 Eliane Sortino Massachusetts 32 1159 481 6 .706
8 Joyce Compton South Carolina 28 1066 563 3 .654
9 Eugene Lenti DePaul 31 1160 545 3 .680
10 Diane Ninemire California 26 1104 512 0 .683
11 Margo Jonker Central Michigan 32 1063 645 5 .622
12 Ralph Weekly Tennessee 25 1059 332 2 .761
13 Donna Papa North Carolina 28 1049 565 5 .649
14 BOB BROCK SAM HOUSTON 28 1007 605 1 .625
15 Jay Miller Purdue 29 1004 668 0 .600


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