Philip Brooks (American football)

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Philip Brooks
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1938-12-30) December 30, 1938 (age 75)
Owosso, Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960–1961
1962–1968
1969–1970
1971–1990
1991
1992–20??
Corunna HS (MI) (backfield/JV)
Resurrection/Gabriels HS (MI)
East Lansing HS (HS)
Alma
Eastern Michigan (assistant)
Lake Michigan Catholic HS (MI)
Head coaching record
Overall 94–86 (college)
144–88–6 (high school, thru 2004)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 MIAA (1971–1972, 1988)

Philip L. "Phil" Brooks (born December 29, 1938) is a former American football coach. He was the head football coach at Alma College in Alma, Michigan, from 1971 to 1990. He is the author of the book Forward Pass: The Play that Saved Football.[1]

Early life and playing career[edit]

Brooks earned 1st team All-State honors in football in 1954 as a running back. Corunna football teams were 17–1 his last two years. Brooks graduated from Corunna High School in Corunna, Michigan in 1955.[2] Brooks earned a B.A. degree from Albion College in 1960, and an M.S. Degree from Oklahoma State University in 1968.

Coaching career[edit]

Brooks was the head college football coach for the Alma Scots located in Alma, Michigan.[3] He held that position for 20 seasons, from 1971 until 1990. His coaching record at Alma was 94 wins and 86 losses.[4] As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #2 at Alma in total wins and #19 at the school in winning percentage (.522).[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA Division III#
Alma Scots (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1971–1990)
1971 Alma 7–2 4–1 T–1st
1972 Alma 8–1 4–1 T–1st
1973 Alma 5–4
1974 Alma 4–5
1975 Alma 6–3
1976 Alma 5–4
1977 Alma 6–3
1978 Alma 4–5
1979 Alma 3–6
1980 Alma 2–7
1981 Alma 2–7
1982 Alma 3–6
1983 Alma 4–5
1984 Alma 6–3
1985 Alma 5–4
1986 Alma 5–4
1987 Alma 5–4
1988 Alma 6–3 4–1 T–1st
1989 Alma 5–4
1990 Alma 3–6
Alma: 94–86
Total: 94–86
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final NCAA Division III Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snow, Randy (December 15, 2007). "New Book Looks at the History of the Forward Pass". American Chronicle. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Corunna grad will join grid Hall of Fame; Michigan high school football coaches will induct Phil Brooks". Argus-Press. April 10, 2005. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Football". Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ Shafer, Ian. "Alma College (All seasons results)". College Football Reference. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ DeLassus, David. "Alma Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 

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