MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State assistant men’s basketball coach Alvin Brooks III announced his resignation today to accept a coaching position at Baylor in his native state of Texas.
“I appreciate Alvin’s contribution to our program over these past four years,” said head coach Bruce Weber. “He has been a valuable member of our staff and has helped build a solid foundation for this program.
“Al has had previous opportunities to leave the staff and I know that family played a huge role in this decision. Both he and Tiffany have family in close proximity to Waco, so this will give their young family added support. We will miss Al, Tiffany and the boys and wish them nothing but great success in the future.
“I look forward to continuing to build this program, alongside (associate head coach) Chris (Lowery) and (assistant coach) Chester and the rest of the staff.”
Hired as part of Weber’s original coaching staff on April 30, 2012, Brooks spent four seasons at Kansas State, where he helped the Wildcats to 79 wins and two trips to the NCAA Tournament (2013, 2014). He played an important role in K-State’s first-ever Big 12 regular-season title in 2012-13, which included the second-most wins (27) and a tie for the most conference victories (14) in school history.
“The decision to leave K-State has been one of most of difficult in my professional life,” said Brooks. “I have learned so much from Coach Weber about coaching and helping develop young people with integrity. Ultimately, this was too good of an opportunity for us to get closer to our immediate families in Texas.
“Our family will be forever grateful to Coach Weber and the entire K-State Family for making our four years in Manhattan so special,” Brooks added. “I know there are great days ahead for K-State basketball.”
Brooks has more than 10 years of coaching experience, including stints at Arkansas-Fort Smith (2004-06), Midland College (2006-07), Bradley (2007-10) and Sam Houston State (2010-12). Twice he was part of a coaching staff that won national championships, including back-to-back NJCAA titles at Arkansas-Fort Smith (2005-06) and Midland (2006-07).
A second generation basketball coach, Brooks is son of former Houston head coach, Alvin Brooks II, who has been a college basketball coach for over 30 years and was the Cougars’ first African-American head coach.