|Position:||Assistant Coach-Defensive Line|
Brooks joined the Big Green staff in the summer of 2014 as the defensive line coach. He comes to Hanover following a distinguished career spanning more than two decades at the collegiate level, with 16 seasons in the Ivy League.
That experience served him well in his first year at Dartmouth as two of his three starting linemen were named to the All-Ivy First Team in Evan Chrustic and A.J. Zuttah, while the third (Cody Fulleton) made the second team. Both Zuttah and Fulleton returned in 2015 to garner first-team honors, while Sawyer Whalen earned honorable mention.
Most recently, Brooks served on the Husson College staff for two years overseeing the defensive line after a 15-year stint with the Yale Bulldogs in the same role. He coached no less than 22 linemen that earned All-Ivy honors while in New Haven.
During the 1996 campaign, he spent the season under legendary coach Al Bagnoli at Penn as the director of football operations. Brooks began his career as a defensive line mentor in 1992 at Colby College, followed by single seasons at Maine (video coordinator), Johnson C. Smith (defensive line and special teams) and Allegheny College (defensive end).
In addition to his football duties at Colby, Brooks also coached women’s squash and men’s basketball, the latter for the school’s long-time coach Dick Whitmore, the father of current Dartmouth Associate Athletics Director Richard Whitmore.
Brooks, a four-year member of the football squad at the University of Maine where he earned his degree in 1987, played his final two seasons for the Black Bears under Buddy Teevens, who enjoyed a successful stint with the Black Bears in his first head coaching position.
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