Kentucky works with Baylor’s Brooks as associate HC

Apr 25, 2024, 05:44 PM ET

LEXINGTON, Ky.– Kentucky has actually worked with Baylor assistant Alvin Brooks III as associate head coach, generating a 20-year training veteran who assisted build the Bears into the 2021 national champions throughout 8 seasons with the program.Recently-hired Wildcats

head coach Mark Pope pointed out Brooks ‘experience as an employer, strategist and relationship contractor who has been mentored by a few of college basketball’s finest coaches– consisting of long time Baylor coach Scott Drew, who turned down the task before the school hired Pope almost 2 weeks ago.Brooks said he was delighted to join Pope’s staff in a release

Thursday and included, “I’m extremely pleased of the chance to join a storied program, with such an enthusiastic fan base as we chase banners together.”The Houston native previously coached at Kansas State before signing up with Drew’s personnel at Baylor and has likewise operated at Sam Houston State, Bradley and Arkansas-Fort Smith, where he won the 2006 NJCAA Division I title. Brooks made another junior college title the next season at Midland.Brooks’dad, Lamar coach Alvin Brooks II, was Kentucky’s director of operations under Billy Gillispie from 2007-09. Pope recently worked with former Georgia and Cal coach Mark Fox as associate coach along with Jason Hart and Cody Fueger as assistants.

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