Anne Bock
Anne Bock
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 412-268-7531
Previous College: Juniata, '98
Bachelor's Degree: Biology
Graduate School: West Virginia, '00/Duquense, '03
Master's Degree: Coaching Education/Counselor Education

Anne Bock's presence on the sideline for the past seven years has been instrumental in the climb of the Tartan volleyball program. After serving as a part-time assistant since 2011, Bock made the move to full-time assistant in 2017 and helped lead the team to its second straight NCAA tournament and second most wins (30) in school history. Bock has been part of  162 wins and five postseason appearances. Her latest season on the sidelines witnessed the team finish the regular season as the top team in the University Athletic Association, record a 5-2 mark against nationally ranked teams, and rise to the program's best national ranking (6th) before finishing the year ranked 15th by the AVCA.

Bock has assisted in the mentorship of eight All-America honors, including four in 2017. 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 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.