Former Houston head coach Alvin Brooks enters his 11th season as an Assistant Coach with the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program in 2020-21. It will also be his 23rd season associated with the Cougars. In 36 years on the sidelines, Brooks has competed in 22 postseason tournaments as a coach or student-athlete. He has guided 17 players who competed in the NBA with a dozen more players playing professionally overseas. Brooks assists Head Coach Kelvin Sampson in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, practices and opponents’ scouting. This will be his seventh season to serve on Sampson’s staff. During his tenure, the Cougars have enjoyed success in the classroom as well. Fourteen student-athletes have been named to the conference All-Academic Team for posting a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. In 2019-20, the Cougars compiled a 23-8 overall record and a 13-8 mark in American Athletic Conference play to earn the program’s second straight regular-season league title. With its victory total, Houston recorded its fifth straight 20-win season, a first in school history. The Cougars reeled off three straight wins in Hawai’i in December 2019, with a 75-71 win over No. 21/20 Washington in the title game to win the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic championship For the third straight season, the Cougars finished among the nation’s Top 25 in both polls, another first in program history. Brooks helped lead the Cougars to a record-setting season in 2018-19. Houston set a school record with 33 wins, captured the program’s first outright conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 since 1984 and finished among the Top 12 in both final national polls.
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