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Rich Brooks

Rich Brooks coached in the SEC for seven seasons as the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, leading the Cats to bowl appearances in his final four seasons in Lexington. Brooks took over a struggling UK program, and after enduring a 9-25 record over his first three seasons, he was able to win 30 games in his final four seasons with the Wildcats.

Brooks may also be known for his 17 years as head coach at the University of Oregon from 1977-94 or for his two years as head coach of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams in 1995-96. The following reputable coaches were once assistants on Brooks’ staffs: Mike Nolan, Mike McCarthy, Joe Philbin, Mike Singletary, Norv Turner, Cam Cameron, Mike Martz, Steve Sarkisian, Chuck Pagano, Ron Rivera, Lovie Smith and Chris Peterson.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach Kentcky Wildcats 2003-2009
Defensive Coordinator Atlanta Falcons 1997-2000
Head Coach St. Louis Rams 1995-1996
Head Coach Oregon Ducks 1977-1994
Linebackers Coach/Special Teams Coordinator UCLA Bruins 1976
Defensive Backs Coach San Francisco 49ers 1974-1975
Defensive Coordinator Oregon St. Beavers 1973
Special Teams Coordinator St. Louis Rams 1971-1972
Linebackers Coach UCLA Bruins 1970
Defensive Line Coach Oregon St. Beavers 1965-1969
Assistant Coach Norte Del Rio High School (Cal.) 1964

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