BROWNWOOD, Texas -
Head women's basketball coach Joshua Prock announced today that he will be
leaving Howard Payne University to take the head women's basketball coaching
position at NCAA Division II Eastern New Mexico University.
After five seasons
at the helm of the Howard Payne Lady Jacket program, Joshua Prock recorded a
108-31 record tying him for second all-time in wins at HPU.
Josh on this move to the next level and certainly appreciate the five years that
he gave the HPU women's basketball program," said Mike Jones HPU Director of
Athletics. "He did a great job for us and we wish him the best in the
Coach Prock won
American Southwest Conference titles in 2009 and 2011 and also ASC West Division
titles in 2011 and 2013. This season he led the program to its 10th consecutive
20-win season, the fifth under his direction. He also was named ASC West
Division Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013.
"I want to thanks
Dr. Lanny Hall, Mike Jones, and Dr. Brad Johnson for believing in me when they
first hired me and also to Dr. Bill Ellis for his continued belief, faith, and
support in me over the past few years," said Joshua Prock. "This has definitely
been an outstanding administration to work for. I am so thankful to all the
players who are currently playing and have played for us over the years nothing
would have been possible without them."
While at HPU, Prock
has coached one First Team All-American, one Honorable Mention All-American, two
ASC West Division Players of the Year and 18 different All-Conference
Prock added, "Also
want to thank Lindy Hatfield it was a true honor to work alongside her. I want
to thank Meia Daniels as well for this past year and all her unbelievable work
and support. I know she will continue to do great things with her career.
Lastly, I just want to thank all the support staff, faculty, staff, and other
administration at HPU for all the support they have given me and certainly want
to mention the greatest fan base I have ever worked with the people of this
community are the best and my family although excited about our new adventure
will miss everyone greatly."