Friday, December 12, 2008

Army Football Makes a Change

National Search for New Coach to Begin Immediately

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson announced Friday that Stan Brock will not return as West Point’s head football coach.

“I’d like to thank Stan for his hard work and dedication to the Army football program the past five years and wish him and his family well in the future,” Anderson said. “Stan and his family have been valued members of our athletic program and have made a significant impact in the West Point community.”

Brock was notified of the decision on Friday, six days after Army completed its season with a 34-0 loss to Navy. In two years at the Black Knights’ helm, Brock compiled a 6-18 coaching record (.250).

“I support the Athletic Director’s decision,” said Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck, West Point Superintendent. “This was not a hasty or emotional decision, and Stan has been a great member of our community, but winning is particularly important to the military academy and to an Army at war. There is no substitute for victory.”

Anderson stated that a national search for Brock’s replacement will begin immediately.

“We have a search committee and will seek the advice and counsel of Academy leadership during the search process,” Anderson added. “We will not have a timetable to hire a new coach. It is more important to find the right person to lead this football program, however time is of the essence and we will move as quickly as possible. "

“Winning is very important to everyone associated with the Army football program. We will find an individual that provides our cadet-athletes with the best opportunity for success both on and off the football field. Our stated goal is to deliver a winning product that wins the Commander in Chief’s Trophy and earns postseason bowl bids, a program of which graduates, soldiers and fans around the world can be proud.”

That was the official press release we received from Army.

The CMSB will be at this afternoon's media teleconference with AD Kevin Anderson and hopes to provide you with audio upon it's conclusion.



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