Larry Bock, who has compiled more victories than any other volleyball coach in NCAA history, enters his second season as the head coach of the Mids in the fall of 2012.
Bock arrived at Navy having compiled an overall record of 1,358-306-4 (81.5%) in 41 seasons as a collegiate volleyball head coach. That tally includes a mark of 1,252-192 (86.7%) in 34 seasons as the head coach of the women's program at Juniata and a mark of 100-91-4 (52.3%) in six years as the head coach of the Juniata men's team.
Bock has posted more career victories than any other coach in collegiate volleyball history. He has won 119 more matches than the coach with the next highest tally of victories, and has recorded nearly 119 more wins than the second-place coach on the women's side of the sport. Additionally, the winning percentage for his women's teams ranks fifth among all NCAA coaches who have at least 10 seasons of experience.
Juniata's women's teams won at least 30 matches in each of the last 31 seasons and surpassed 40 victories on 10 different occasions during this span. The Eagles compiled a staggering 358-14 record (96.2%) against conference foes, and last dropped a match against a conference opponent in 1983. And while Juniata competes on the NCAA's Division III level, Bock's teams posted a 67-23 record against NCAA Division I programs during his tenure at the school.
Bock guided the Eagles to each of the 30 NCAA D-III Tournaments that have been contested. Juniata won NCAA titles in 2004 and 2006, appeared in a total of eight national championship matches and advanced to the semifinal match of the national tournament in 14 of his last 15 seasons and 25 times in all. Juniata posted a 94-36 record in the NCAA Tournament under Bock.
Individually, Bock's players garnered 65 All-America certificates, four American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Player-of-the-Year awards and one National Rookie-of-the-Year laurel. Additionally, five Juniata players received College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America accolades, two were selected as the organization's Academic All-American of the Year and two received an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.
On the men's side, Juniata won a trio of Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association divisional titles under Bock, who himself was tabbed as the EIVA D-III Coach of the Year in both 1993 and `94.
Bock has received nearly every possible coaching award available over the course of his career He has been tabbed as the AVCA (D-III) National Coach of the Year five times and as the organization's region coach of the year on nine occasions. Bock also was a member of the AVCA's inaugural Hall of Fame Class (2003), was elected as one of the two NCAA Silver Anniversary (D-III) Team Head Coaches (2006), received the AVCA Founders Award for service to the sport (2000), garnered the USA Volleyball Trailblazer Award (2006) and was selected as the 2009 recipient of the All-Time Great Coaches Award by USA Volleyball. He also served as Juniata's athletic director for over 15 years and was named the Division III Central Region Athletic Director of the Year in 2005.