Brooks, John Madison, d. 1994
John Madison Brooks, commonly known as Madison Brooks, was born in Aimwell, Louisiana. He served as a first lieutenant in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Brooks graduated with a B.S. degree from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (Louisiana Tech) in 1936 and received a master’s degree in education from Louisiana State University in 1948. He was coaching basketball at Homer High School in Louisiana when he was hired by Loyd “Preacher” Roberts to be head men’s basketball coach at East Tennessee State College in 1948. He went on to build a strong and consistently winning program. Brooks was the longest serving and winningest men’s basketball coach in ETSU history, coaching 25 seasons from 1948 to 1973 and retiring with a 370-267 won-loss record. Overall, he had 559 victories in his long coaching career. Five of his teams won 20 or more games, seven won conference championships, and six advanced to the NCAA or NAIA tournaments.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
The records are arranged chronologically according to the dates of the Athletic Committee meetings.
The collection is arranged in three series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1936-1993 and undated, Boxes 1-2 and oversized folder 1; Series 2, Scrapbooks, 1950-1974, Boxes 3-9; and Series 3, Photographs, 1949-1980 and undated, Box 10.