Kock Reflects On Devotion To DeKalb Ahead of Retirement (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Dean Pantazi - 21Alive
By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive


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May 27, 2014 Updated May 27, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Ind. (21Alive) - Ron Kock has devoted more than a quarter century to DeKalb High School athletics.

Kock, 59, will retire at the end of the school year after 14 years as the Barons' athletic director.

Kock has spent 35 years in DeKalb County Central United School District, starting in 1979 as an elementary school teacher and assistant football coach. In 1989, Kock moved over to DeKalb High School, and eventually took over as head coach.

The Barons won the 1986 IHSAA 4A Football State Championship with Kock as an assistant, and DeKalb finished as 4A state runners-up in 1994.

As athletic director, Kock touts the DeKalb boys basketball team's state finals appearance in 2003. His son, Alex, played on the that team.

21Alive's Dean Pantazi met with Kock weeks before his tenure and career comes to an end. Click on the video to see more and to flip through the photos of Ron Kock as football head coach, athletic director and student-athlete at Garrett High School.

Ron Kock
DeKalb Barons Football Head Coach, 1990-1997

  • 67-18 (78.8%)
  • 1 State Runner-Up/Semi-State Championship (1994)
  • 1 Regional Championship (1994)
  • 3 Sectional Championships (1992, 1994, 1995)
  • 5 Northeast Hoosier Conference Championships (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)

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