Chris Brock is soft-spoken, thorough, professional and always focused on the big picture. In other words, the same traits that have long been standard for the head of the Princeton Athletics business operations will continue into the immediate future.
Brock, an 11-year veteran of the Department of Athletics, has been promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Finance and Administration, replacing Inge Radice, who has announced that she will retire at the end of the current academic year.
"While we are still trying to come to grips with the news that Inge will be leaving us," Ford Family Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67 said, "we take great comfort in know that we have someone as capable as Chris to be her successor."Princeton has also announced that Sean Morey, a Super Bowl winner with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Brown alum who scored the first touchdown ever in Princeton Stadium, has been named the Department of Athletics Fellow for general administration.
Brock began his career in Princeton in 2001 as an assistant athletic direcotr. As he takes over for Radice, the well-respected Brock does so with many of the same characteristics of his predecessor.
"A large part of the reason that I felt so comfortable making this decision at this time was that Chris was clearly ready for the position," Radice said. "He is an outstanding young professional who holds himself and those around him to the highest ethical and professional standards. I'm confident that he will do a magnificent job here for years to come."
Brock, a track and cross country runner in college, earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the College of New Jersey in 1998 and then earned a master's in education in 2001. While pursuing his masters, Brock also served as a graduate assistant coach in cross country and track and field under current Princeton men's cross country coach Steve Dolan.
He came to Princeton in 2001 to work under Radice in the business office. He became an Associate Director of Athletics while assuming more of the day-to-day oversight of the business office and of Princeton's corporate sponsorship, licensing and merchandising.
"Inge Radice has been a great mentor for me, and I'm honored to be taking over for someone who has done so much for Princeton University and for its student-athletes," Brock said. "I want to thank Inge and Gary for all of the faith they have shown me and for all of the opportunities that they've given me, including this one."
Morey is a 1999 Brown grad who caught 251 career passes, 40 of which went for touchdowns, including one in 1998 against Princeton that was the first touchdown in the new stadium.
Morey went on to a long career in the NFL, which included a Super Bowl win with the Steelers and a Super Bowl appearance and Pro Bowl appearance with the Arizona Cardinals.
Morey, whose wife Cara is an assistant women's hockey coach at Princeton, will work with Walters and others in the department on a wide range of projects and in many different areas.