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Alvin Joseph Brooks Jr. (born August 6, 1959) is a basketball coach and former head coach of the University of Houston's men's team. Prior to heading back to Houston, he most recently served as Director of Basketball Operations for the Kentucky Wildcats. He coached the Houston Cougars from 1993 to 1998. He also served as an assistant coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team and was at Texas A&M[1] through the '06-'07 season.

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Current position
TitleAssociate head coach
ConferenceThe American
Biographical details
Born (1959-08-06) August 6, 1959 (age 59)
Playing career
1977–1978Sam Houston State
1978–1979Henderson County JC
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1986Lamar (asst.)
1986–1993Houston (asst.)
1999–2001Texas Tech (asst.)
2001–2003North Texas (asst.)
2003–2004UTEP (asst.)
2004–2007Texas A&M (asst.)
2010–presentHouston (assoc. HC)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2007–2009Kentucky (dir. of ops.)
Head coaching record
Overall54–84 (.391)

On July 23, 2007, a Lexington, KY media outlet reported that Brooks had been hired as an assistant coach by Billy Gillispie at the Kentucky Wildcats.

His son Alvin Brooks III is also a basketball coach at Baylor University.

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Houston Cougars (Southwest Conference) (1993–1995)
1993–94 Houston 8–19 5–9 6th
1994–95 Houston 9–19 5–9 6th
1995–96 Houston 17–10 10–3 2nd
Houston Cougars (Conference USA) (1996–1998)
1996–97 Houston 11–16 3–11 4th (White)
1997–98 Houston 9–20 2–14 T–5th (National)
Houston: 54–84 (.391) 25–46 (.352)
Total: 54–84 (.391)


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