Nobody has had a bigger impact on Point Hope basketball more than Rex Rock, Sr. He was the patriarch of a premier program that won 566 games and four ASAA Class 2A state championships. His teams won 18 regional titles and qualified for the state tournament 24 times. Twice he was named Alaska 2A Boys Coach of the Year. Rock’s career as a bench boss started in 1979 and continued in 2011 when the Harpooners won their third consecutive championship. He produced a ton of talent, most notably two-time 2A player of the year Adam Sage. Rock exemplifies Tikigaq basketball with his cool, calm and confidence demeanor on the sideline. He personifies leadership as a basketball coach, whaling captain and corporate CEO.