Scott Brooks spent one season (2012) as the head football athletic trainer at Illinois after spending four years at the University of Miami. He served as an assistant athletic trainer with the Hurricane football and track & field teams. At Illinois, Brooks will oversee all athletic training aspects for the Fighting Illini football program.
In addition to his duties as an athletic trainer at Miami, Brooks also served as an approved clinical instructor within the UM education program. His athletic training interests include performance care utilizing soft tissue and muscle energy techniques.
Prior to arriving in Coral Gables, Brooks was an athletic trainer at Michigan State University, assisting with the care of the Spartans' football team.
A native of Atchison, Kan., Brooks received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Kansas State in 2001 and added a master's degree in health care administration from Oklahoma State in 2007.
updated Dec. 2012