CHICAGO – University of Chicago Director of Athletics & Recreation Erin McDermott announced on Friday that Brian Bock has been appointed to serve as Associate Director of Athletics for Recreation & Fitness.
Bock will provide oversight and leadership for the department's recreational sports and fitness programs. His areas of supervision include sport clubs, intramurals, recreational sports, fitness classes, personal training and facility rentals.
"I know that I speak for the entire athletic department and all who have worked with Brian Bock across the University, in expressing great excitement about his transition and promotion to Associate Director of Athletics for Recreation & Fitness," McDermott said. "Brian has been a star in the department and a tremendous Campus & Student Life and University citizen. There is not a better person to take on this role for us at this time of transition."
Now in his 15th year at UChicago, Bock previously held the title of Assistant Athletic Director of Intramurals, Recreation and Sport Clubs. The intramural program features 32 sports, more than 900 teams, approximately 8,400 participants and nearly 2,200 games per year. Sport clubs are made up of approximately 1,100 members annually in 39 different activities.
Bock's experience within the Department of Athletics & Recreation also includes stints as Athletic Facilities Manager – Membership Services (2004-08) and Athletic Facilities Manager – Scheduling/Equipment Room (2003-04).
"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time within the UChicago Department of Athletics & Recreation and am excited to be able to further contribute to the recreational programming on campus in my new role," Bock said. "I look forward to helping enrich the lives of our students, faculty, staff and alumni through fitness, recreation and healthy living."
Bock graduated with a bachelor's degree from Augustana University (S.D.), where he was also a four-year starter on the men's basketball team. He later received his master's degree in physical education (sports administration) from Minnesota State University, Mankato.