Saltillo alumnus lands head coach position at Denison

  • Brock Giles
    Brock Giles
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26-year-old coached in Bland, Avery

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It looks like coaching runs in the family, as Saltillo ISD alumnus Brock Giles took up the mantle of head girls basketball coach at Denison ISD after current head coach Rod Been stepped down last week.

“From the beginning he [Been] always showed a lot of trust in me,” Brock Giles said to the Herald Democrat. “This is a very special place, and I could tell that in the year I’ve been here. Having built the relationships already is a tremendous value to what we want to do next season.”

His father, Bill Giles, is the current head girls basketball coach and athletic director at Saltillo ISD.

“I’m real proud of him,” Bill Giles said. “I think he’s ready for the job, and he must have made a good first impression there.”

Brock Giles played high school basketball at Saltillo during his junior and senior years in 2010-2012. In that time, he was named Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and earned district MVP honors as a senior. Brock Giles played for two seasons at Iowa’s Morningside College.

“Playing for my dad, that was a big influence on me going into this profession. My mom’s an educator as well,” Brock Giles said to the Herald Democrat. “I grew up around this my whole life.”