GC announces first ever Hall of Fame honorees
Date: Wed, October 9, 2019 12:00 AM
Grayson College named current Texas Tech Baseball Head Coach Tim Tadlock and current Baylor Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach Bill Brock as the first ever honorees for its Hall of Fame during a press conference Wednesday. The former GC coaches were selected based on outstanding achievement during their time at the college and their overall career success. The two college athletic icons will be recognized during a formal celebration the week of homecoming.
After beginning his college coaching career as an assistant at Hill College (1993-96) for four seasons, Tadlock became the head coach at GC, where he led the Vikings to back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association World Series titles in 1999 and 2000. During his nine seasons at Grayson, Tadlock posted a 435-127 (.774) overall record while being named National Coach of the Year following both title runs (1999-2000).
Before arriving in Waco in 2000, Brock spent 13 seasons as the head coach at GC, establishing the program as one of the best in the junior college ranks. During his first year at Grayson in 1987-88, Brock led the Lady Vikings to their first-ever Northern Texas Conference title and a top 25 national ranking.
Women’s Basketball continued that success by winning 10 conference championships, two regional titles and two national tournament berths (1996, 2000). During Brock’s tenure, the Lady Vikings were a mainstay in the top 10 national poll. His career ended at Grayson with a 371-50 record that was highlighted by a 36-1 season and a third-place finish at the 2000 NJCAA Tournament. He also coached 10 Northern Texas Conference Most Valuable Players and nine athletes earned All-American honors.
A two-time National Coach of the Year, Tadlock was named head coach of his alma mater, Texas Tech, on June 8, 2012, becoming the ninth head coach in program history. Tadlock will enter his 28th year in collegiate baseball in 2020. He owns a collegiate career record of 720-279 in 16 years as a head coach with nine seasons at Grayson College (435-127) and seven at Texas Tech (285-152).
Working with posts, Brock has coached eight WNBA draft picks that include five first rounders, and the No. 1 overall pick in 2013 – Griner. Eight centers and forwards have tallied 43 all-America awards under Brock’s watch. At Baylor, Brock leads the scouting and film breakdown efforts for the program.