Terrance Brooks, Strength Coach
Phone: 410-704-2455 Email: tabrooks@towson.edu
  • Terrance Brooks, a 1991 Towson graduate and a member of the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame, was named as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Towson University in January of 2008.

A two-sport standout who was a member of the Tiger football and track and field teams, Brooks has been the head football coach at Kalamazoo College for the last three years. In addition to serving as the Hornets’ head football coach, he was also the strength and conditioning coordinator at Kalamazoo. He resigned from both positions in November.

Prior to his three-year stint at Kalamazoo, he spent three years in the dual role of Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and assistant head football coach at Shenandoah College in Virginia. In three years, he helped the Shenandoah football team post a 20-11 record.

From 1996 to 1998, Brooks held three positions at Bridgewater College in Virginia. In addition to serving as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, he was the offensive coordinator for the football team and served as assistant track and field coach.

A strength and conditioning specialist certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, he is a four-time World and five-time National Drug Free Powerlifting Champion. He is a member of the Black Coaches Association, the American Football Coaches Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the United States Weightlfiting Association and is a certified club coach by USA Weightlifting.

In addition, he has six years of experience as a high school football coach in Maryland as well as one year as an assistant track coach.

A two-time All-American offensive lineman for the Tiger football team, Coach Brooks was a three-year starter at right guard for the Tigers. As a junior, he was a first team All-ECAC selection and earned honorable mention All-American honors while leading the 1983 Tigers to a 10-2 record, an NCAA Division II playoff berth and the Lambert/Meadowlands Award as the top Division II team in the East.

As a senior, Brooks was a Tiger co-captain and led the Tigers to a 9-4 record and a second straight NCAA Division II playoff berth. The 1984 Tigers reached the semi-finals of the Division II playoffs with a win over Norfolk State. Named as a first team All-American by Kodak, the Union Bridge, Md. native also helped the Tigers win their second straight Lambert/Meadowlands Award. A first team All-ECAC selection for the second time, he was named as Towson University’s Senior Athlete of the Year.

Inducted into the Towson University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, Brooks was also a record-setting discus thrower for the Tiger track and field team. In 1985, he was the East Coast Conference champion in the discus throw.

Signed as an NFL free agent by the Cleveland Browns, he suffered a career-ending knee injury before he ever played in an NFL game.

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