January 5, 1962 |
|Alma mater||Purdue University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1987–1990||Eastern Illinois (AST)|
|Head coaching record|
Brock Spack (born January 5, 1962) is the head coach of Illinois State University football. He was appointed to the position in December 2008. Previously, he was the defensive coordinator at Purdue University under Joe Tiller. In his first three seasons with ISU, Spack's team had a winning record (6–5, 6–5 and 7–4).
Spack played Middle Linebacker at Purdue from 1980–1983. Spack graduated from Purdue in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in social studies. He earned a master's degree in physical education from Eastern Illinois in 1990. Spack played linebacker for the Boilermakers from 1980–83, earning first-team All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore. He was a three-year starter and currently ranks fifth on the Boilermakers' career tackles list with 384.
After graduation, he was a graduate assistant in football at Purdue for the 1984 & 1985 seasons, where he worked with Joe Tiller (defensive coordinator) and Jim Colletto (offensive coordinator) under head coach Leon Burtnett. When Jim Colletto was hired to replace Fred Akers after the 1990 season, he retained Brock as a defensive coach from 1991–1994. For the 1995 season, Joe Tiller hired Brock Spack as defensive coordinator at Wyoming, where he coached two seasons before following Joe Tiller to Purdue in 1997 and remained defensive coordinator until 2008.
In the 2008 season, Danny Hope was hired to return to Purdue to become head coach in 2009 upon Joe Tiller's retirement. Spack had interviewed for the position, but Hope had the edge with head coaching experience that Spack lacked. Spack coached with Hope during the 2008 season under Tiller and had indicated his intention to stay on Hope's staff, but ultimately, when offered a head coaching position at Illinois State, Spack decided to leave his alma mater starting with the 2009 season.
Head coaching record
|Illinois State Redbirds (Missouri Valley Football Conference) (2009–present)|
|2012||Illinois State||9–4||5–3||T–3rd||L FCS Quaterfinal||8||9|
|2014||Illinois State||13–2||7–1||T–1st||L FCS Championship Game||2||2|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.