Brooks began is coaching at Valdosta High in 1972, hired by Wright Bazemore, and was co-offensive coordinator on Valdosta’s 1978 state-championship team under Nick Hyder. Brooks lettered in baseball at Georgia Southern and won four region titles and one state championship (1978) as Valdosta’s baseball coach. He was a golf coach at Washington-Wilkes and won eight region titles in that sport.
Brooks was inducted into the Wilkes County Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Valdosta Wildcat Hall of Fame in 2020.
No funeral services or memorials will be held per Brooks’ written wishes.
The family asks that photos, videos and memories be shared on a virtual guestbook called ‘‘Take Part’’ , a downloadable app, and using the guestbook code E9GEZ.