Brooks joins Baylor staff after four years at Kansas State
A Houston, Texas, native, Brooks has 12 years of experience as an assistant coach at numerous collegiate levels. He began his coaching career at the junior college level, spending two years as an assistant coach at Arkansas-Fort Smith (2004-06), where he helped lead the Lions to the 2006 NJCAA Division I championship. He then spent one season on former Baylor assistant coach Grant McCasland's staff at Midland College (2006-07), where he again won the NJCAA Division I championship.
|THE BROOKS FILE|
|ALVIN BROOKS III
|Born||Sept. 11, 1979|
|College||Idaho State, 2002|
|Family||wife: Tiffany; sons Alvin IV and Austin|
|2004-06||Arkansas-Fort Smith, assistant coach|
|2006-07||Midland, assistant coach|
|2007-10||Bradley, assistant coach|
|2010-12||Sam Houston State, assistant coach|
|2012-16||Kansas State, assistant coach|
|2016-||Baylor, assistant coach|
|2005-06||NJCAA DI champions (Arkansas-Fort Smith)|
|2006-07||NJCAA DI champions (Midland)|
|2007-08||CBI championship series (Bradley)|
|2008-09||CIT championship game (Bradley)|
|2012-13||NCAA, First Round (K-State)|
|2013-14||NCAA, First Round (K-State)|
Brooks then moved to the NCAA Division I level, where he spent three years as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Bradley (2007-10), and then returned to his home state for two years as an assistant coach at Sam Houston State (2010-12).
Brooks joined Bruce Weber's staff at Kansas State prior to the 2012-13 season. He helped the Wildcats to one of the best stretches in school history with 79 wins and NCAA Tournament appearances in two of the last four seasons. Brooks also played a major role in K-State's first-ever Big 12 regular-season title in 2012-13, which included the second-most wins (27) and a tie for the most conference victories (14) in school history. In addition, Brooks helped coach 10 players named to All-Big 12 teams while at K-State.
Brooks is the son of former Houston head coach Alvin Brooks II, who has been a college basketball coach for over 30 years. He was the Cougars' first African-American head coach, leading the school to 54 wins from 1993-98. After stints with Billy Gillispie at UTEP, Texas A&M and Kentucky, the elder Brooks returned to Houston in 2010 to serve as associate head coach under former Texas Tech head coach James Dickey and remained on staff with the hiring of Kelvin Sampson.
Brooks married the former Tiffany Wafer in August 2012. The couple has two children -- Alvin Joseph Brooks IV -- born on July 10, 2014 and Austin Jay Brooks -- born on Oct. 26, 2015.