Bill Brooks throwing a baseball during a game held at Brooks Field at UNCW in tribute to his retiring as Athletic Director.
William Jasper Brooks (1922-2010) was born in Wilson County, NC. He excelled in sports in high school, playing for Leon Brogden who he later worked for at New Hanover High School. He started at Wilmington College in 1951 as Athletic Director, Head basketball coach, Head baseball coach, and chairman of the physical education department. Coach Brooks was instrumental in starting the athletic program at Willmington College now University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and had great success as an athletic director and coach. He led the Seahawks to two Junior College Baseball championships in 1961 and 1963, as well as two Basketball National Junior College tournament wins in 1962 and 1963. He is the only representative of UNCW in the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. He was the NAIA Coach of the year in 1975, and was inducted into the Junior College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame as well as the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame and the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. He retired in 1991 after 40 years at UNCW. Brooks Field at UNCW is named for him.
1991 June 15
Coaches (Athletics); University of North Carolina, Wilmington
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