Saturday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Social Hour

Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union


A teacher, coach, middle school principal, and powerful speaker, Kent Stock is also the man who coached the Norway baseball team during their now-famous final season. As depicted in the 2007 film, The Final Season, the nationally recognized Norway baseball team came together under then first-year head baseball coach Kent Stock to defy the odds and win Norway’s 20th state title in what would become the team’s final season before merging with a bigger, neighboring school district. Kent authored a book titled, “Heading for Home: My Journey from Little League to Hollywood” outlining his life’s journey and the behind the scenes stories of filming a movie.

Kent was born and raised in Ankeny, Iowa where he excelled at baseball. Kent continued his baseball career at Waldorf College and Luther College. In 1984 Kent was a 1st Team All-Conference Short Stop for the Norse hitting .415 in conference play. In 1985 he began a teaching and coaching career that spanned 23 years. Today, Kent is a vice-president at Community Savings Bank in Robins, IA.

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