Brock Caraboa joined Kansas’ staff as a senior defensive analyst in February, 2020. Known for his aggressive style, Caraboa comes to KU after spending the previous seven seasons at his alma mater, Marian University. During his time at Marian, Caraboa coached Cliff Harris Award finalists, which honors the top small college football player in the country.
Over the past four seasons at Marian, Caraboa served as a defensive coordinator for the Knights, helping them to one of the strongest defensive units in the nation. During the 2019 campaign, he helped guide the Knights to the NAIA National Championship game. Caraboa was the 2019 MSFA Mideast League Assistant Coach of the Year and was named a finalist for the footballscoop.com Coordinator of the Year for the third time in his career as the Knights were the top ranked defense in the country in NAIA.
In 2018, Caraboa again earned the MSFA Mideast League Assistant Coach of the Year award, while helping Marian to the best scoring defense in the nation. Under his guidance, the Knights ranked second in total defense and rushing defense, while recording three shutouts during the season.
Caraboa also led the nights to the No. 1 defense in the country in 2016, ranking first in the nation in sacks, defense points per game, rushing defense, third down defense, sacks per game, touchdowns allowed, yards per play, takeaway margin and yards per carry.
As a four-year letterwinner and a three-year captain at Marian University, Caraboa was one of the top linebackers in school history, holding the single-season and career records for tackles. He was a 2010 NAIA All-American, and was also a three-time All-MSFA Mideast League performer.
Caraboa earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Marian University and earned a master’s degree from Ball State University in 2014.