Coach Drew Brock has had a big year at O’Bryant.
He was offered a job by the school teaching physical education and health at the beginning of the year. He went on to coach O’Bryant's boys' basketball team to 12 wins -- compared to last season’s five -- and win the Alfreda Harris Coach of the Year Award.
Harris is known for founding multiple basketball groups, including the women’s Boston Neighborhood Basketball League and the Boston Shootout Basketball Tournament. She also coached at UMass-Boston, Roxbury Community College and Emerson College.
“The award for me as a coach means a lot because it recognizes a lot of the hard work I do off the court, in the classrooms,” Brock said. “Now that I’m teaching at O’Bryant I’m always harassing my kids to go to study hall and progress reports.”
While Brock said he is proud to accept the award, he gave all the credit to his student-athletes.
“It’s all about the kids. Without the kids and without them staying eligible and without them executing my plays, we wouldn’t of gotten the recognition that we did get,” Brock said. “I get the award but the award is shared with my family, my wife, my players, my coaching staff, and my administration.”
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