Anne Bock
Anne Bock
  • Title:
    Head Coach
  • Phone:
    412-268-7531
  • Email:
    annebock@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Previous College:
    Juniata, '98
  • Bachelor's Degree:
    Biology
  • Graduate School:
    West Virginia, '00/Duquense, '03
  • Master's Degree:
    Coaching Education/Counselor Education
  • Overall Record:
    25-9 (2 years)
  • Record at CMU:
    25-9 (2 years)

Bio

Anne Bock was named the head volleyball coach of the Tartans in February 2019 following eight seasons on the sidelines for Carnegie Mellon University. Her time as both a part-time assistant since 2011 and full-time assistant in 2017 and 2018 has been instrumental in the climb of the Tartan volleyball program and was a fluid transition for the program which garnered national attention in 2019 for the fourth straight year.

Bock's first season at the helm of the program witnessed a 22-8 showing with four wins in arguably the nation's best conference. The team amassed a record of 3-3 against nationally ranked opponents with 3-1 victory on the road against Bock's alma mater, #3 Juniata College. The team finished the regular season ranked 22nd in the nation and played in the first round of the NCAA Championship tournament. Three seniors repeated as AVCA All-Americans with a sophomore joining them with All-Region recognition.

Bock's second season was stripped to just four matches, all played in the spring, because of COVID-19 cancelling the fall season. The Tartans went 3-1 in those matches with the lone loss coming on the road to a Division II program.

Bock assisted the program to the second most wins (30) in school history in 2017 and has been part of 186 wins during her tenure on staff. The program has been ranked as high as sixth nationally in the past two years and finished 2018 in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.

As an assistant, Bock mentored players to 13 All-America honors, including a program-best five in 2018. Junior setter Maia So-Holloway was named the Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year while becoming just the second Tartan to earn All-America Second Team honors. Middle blocker Eliza Donohue headlined the awards for the Tartans in 2017 on the All-America Third Team with three others receiving honorable mention status. The 2016 Tartans finished second in the UAA Championship for the third time in program history, defeating Chicago who was previously unbeaten in the UAA for the season. Jackie Gibbons repeated as an AVCA All-American while Molly Higgins was named ECAC Division III South Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

The 2015 season witnessed the Tartans post a 29-8 record with the Tartans climbing into the national rankings for the first time since the 2004 season. The team had two members named AVCA All-Region with one, junior middle blocker Jackie Gibbons, garnering All-America status. Junior libero Molly Higgins was named ECAC Division III South Defensive Player of the Year while two others were honored as ECAC All-Stars.

The 2014 team won 23 matches, finished fourth in the UAA and were the ECAC South Volleyball Championship Runner-Up in 2014 while freshman Heather Holton received UAA Rookie of the Year and AVCA All-Region honors.

The 2013 team finished with a 25-10 record with two players reaching the 1,000-kill plateau and junior Ali Celentano receiving AVCA All-Region recognition for the second time.

Bock started her coaching career at Princeton University as an assistant from 1998-99 and moved on from there to West Virginia University where she was a graduate assistant from 1999-2000.  Bock then went on to become the head coach at Plum High School from 2002-03 before working with the Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Club as an assistant coach during the 2005 season.  

Bock received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Juniata College in 1998. While at Juniata, Bock played for her dad Larry Bock, the all-time collegiate leader in wins, for four seasons while the team compiled a 159-17 record during that span.  She was part of four NCAA Division III playoff teams including three appearances in the final four with two national runner-up finishes in 1996 and 1997.  As a captain her senior season, Bock was honored by the AVCA as a member of the All-Region team.

The four-year standout at Juniata went on to earn her master’s degree in coaching education from West Virginia University in 2000 and a master’s degree in counselor education from Duquesne University in 2003.

Bock currently resides in Oakmont, Pa., with her wife Jennifer King (Carnegie Mellon '04) and daughter Marin.