KC Rock Joins Wolverine Wrestling Staff
July 14, 2006
OREM, Utah — KC Rock, a native of Morgan, Utah, has been
hired as head assistant coach on the Utah Valley State
wrestling staff, head coach Greg Williams announced on
Rock returns to Utah after four seasons as an assistant on
the University of Wyoming’s wrestling staff, two years as
an assistant at Boise State and a career on the mat at
Ricks College and Boise State.
"I'm excited about the energy KC brings," said Williams.
"I've watched his growth as a wrestler and now as a coach
and am impressed with his work ethic. He will compliment
our staff well and we can use our strengths together to
get this program to level we expect it to be at."
"This is a great opportunity to return to my home state to
coach," said Rock. "It's exciting to be here and to help
this program reach the level it can."
In 2002, Rock helped the Broncos to a Pac-10 Championship
and a 19th place finish at the NCAA Tournament. Rock also
helped coach 125-pound All-American Ben VomBauer to a 4th
place finish at that tournament.
While a wrestler at Boise State, Rock was a two-time
National Qualifier. He was the Pac-10 Champion at
125-pounds in 2000 and was named the Pac-10 Tournament’s
Most Outstanding wrestler after pinning all four of his
opponents, including top seed Michael Kawamura of Arizona
State in the finals.
Prior to his time at Boise State, Rock was an All-American
at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho.
Rock prepped at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah, where
he was a three-time Utah State Champion and High School
All-American while wrestling for his father, John.
Rock earned degree in Kinesiology from Boise State in
2001. He and his wife, Darelyn, have three children;
Keller, Emery and Amelia.
Williams and Rock, along with returning assistant Gabe
Vigil, will lead Utah Valley State into a new era this
fall, when the Wolverines will join seven other schools in
the inaugural season of the Western Wrestling Conference (WWC).