- School Arizona State University
Jim Brock led Arizona State University to a 1100-440 record in 23 seasons, with 2 College World Series titles, in 1977 and 1981 and 13 CWS appearances. His time at ASU was intended to be an interim assignment. Brock was working on a doctorate in educational administration at Arizona State in 1971. Bobby Winkles, who had pioneered in the Sun Devil baseball program, winning three national titles in 13 years, left after the season to become a coach for the California Angels. Unable to find an experienced Division-I coach, Brock was hired on an interim basis, but never gave the job back.
Prior to his time at ASU, Brock coached Mesa Community College to back-to-back national junior college championships.