Now entering his 10th year on the Georgia Tech football staff, Butch Brooks has served as director of football operations since February of 2003. He moved into his current position after five years as Tech's director of high school relations.
Brooks came to Tech in 1998 after spending 18 years as head football coach, athletics director and head golf coach at Washington-Wilkes High School in Washington, Ga. During that time he compiled a football record of 144-55, a .723 winning percentage, earning berths in the state football playoffs in 13 of his last 17 seasons at Washington-Wilkes.
In 1985, he was named the Atlanta Touchdown Club AA Coach of the Year, and in both 1991 and 1997, he was named the state AA Athletic Director of the Year.
During his time at Washington-Wilkes he coached the football team to six region championships and four appearances in the state championships while leading his golf teams to eight region titles.
Prior to his tenure at Washington-Wilkes, Brooks spent nine years (1971-80) as an assistant football coach and six years (1974-80) as head baseball coach at Valdosta High School. While head of Valdosta's baseball program, he was named coach of the year in Georgia in 1977 and 1978 and led the team to four regional championships and the state AAA title in 1978. His overall baseball coaching record was 127-33, a .793 winning percentage.
Brooks is a native of Whiteville, N.C. and is a 1972 graduate of Valdosta State University, where he later earned a master's in Administration and Supervision.
He is married to the former Kathy Zelenka of Pascagoula, Miss., and the couple has three children, Rookie Gage, Farrah Sinclair, and Laura Norton, and four grandchildren.