Brooks will be responsible or coaching horizontal and vertical jumps, multi events and pole vault.
Nov. 5, 2012
Fletcher Brooks has been named to the University of Oklahoma track and field coaching staff, where he will be responsible for coaching the horizontal and vertical jumps, multi events and pole vault. He will begin his first year representing the Crimson and Cream for the 2013 Indoor and Outdoor seasons, announced Sooner head coach Martin Smith.
Brooks comes to Oklahoma after spending four years at Williams College in Massachusetts as the head men’s and women’s track & field coach.
Through the duration of his Career, Brooks has personally coached 77 All-Americans and 14 NCAA Champions.
Throughout his tenure at Williams, Brooks collected several national coaching accolades as he was named the NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Track Coach of the Year in back-to-back years (2009, 2010) and selected the USTFCCA New England Region Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track Coach of the Year in 2010, and was bestowed with the same honor as the Women’s Outdoor Track Coach of the Year in 2012.
Brooks coached back-to-back NCAA Division III triple jump champion Tanasia Hoffler in 2010 and 2011, for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Prior to his time as head coach at Williams, Brooks served as the head coach of women’s track & field, as well as women’s cross country at MIT, before he eventually made his way back to the Ephs.
Before assuming the role of head coach, Brooks had spent seven years at Williams (1998-2005) as the Ephs' strength and conditioning coach, an assistant and then associate head coach of men's and women's track & field.
Brooks made a big impact on the MIT program in his brief tenure in Cambridge, guiding the Engineers to their first NEWMAC title (2007), and the highest New England indoor (3rd in 2008) and outdoor (2nd in 2007) finishes in program history. He also coached the Engineers' 2006 men's indoor and outdoor NCAA champion in the shot put.
At Williams, Brooks was instrumental in implementing effective strength and conditioning programs for the Williams varsity teams.
Brooks is a 1993 graduate of Allegheny College where he earned a B.A. in English and minored in women studies. He was also an All-American in the shot put and lettered on the football team which won the Division III National Championship in 1990.
He earned a master's degree in physical education and advanced level coaching from Springfield College in 1998 and holds five national certifications – Level II Jumps, Throws, Sprints and Combined Event Coach (USA Track & Field); Combined Event Specialist (USTFCCCA); Jumping Events Specialist (USTFCCA); Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association); Level I Club Coach (United States Weightlifting Association).
Brooks’ Individual Coaching Accomplishments
2012 -- USTFCCCA New England Region Women's Outdoor Track Coach of the Year
2010 -- NESCAC Women's Track Coach of the Year
2010 -- USTFCCCA New England Region Women's Outdoor Track Coach of the Year
2010 -- USTFCCCA New England Region Men's Outdoor Track Coach of the Year
2010 -- NESCAC Men's Track Coach of the Year
2009 -- USTFCCCA New England Region Women's Indoor Track Coach of the Year
2009 -- NESCAC Men's Track Coach of the Year
2009 -- NESCAC Women's Track Coach of the Year