Philip Brooks (American football)
December 30, 1938 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Corunna HS (MI) (backfield/JV)
Resurrection/Gabriels HS (MI)
East Lansing HS (HS)
Eastern Michigan (assistant)
Lake Michigan Catholic HS (MI)
|Head coaching record|
144–88–6 (high school, thru 2004)
|Accomplishments and honors|
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.
Early life and playing career
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. Brooks earned a B.A. degree from Albion College in 1960, and an M.S. Degree from Oklahoma State University in 1968.
Brooks was the head college football coach for the Alma Scots located in Alma, Michigan. He held that position for 20 seasons, from 1971 until 1990. His coaching record at Alma was 94 wins and 86 losses. 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).
Head coaching record
|Year||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Bowl/playoffs||NCAA Division III#|
|Alma Scots (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1971–1990)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final NCAA Division III Poll.|
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