After 35 years, Roger Brookes
is moving up to a shorter commute and a bigger challenge.
...Roger Brookes, football coach at King William High School for the past 35 years, has resigned to become the new coach at Henrico High School.
"A big career move," Brookes
is three minutes from his
house and that he's
"excited" for his
"I've always wanted to see if I could handle it," he
said, referring to coaching at a Group AAA school.His
career record is 257-126-4, all at King William
, which ranks sixth among active coaches in Virginia.Brookes led King William to the 2000 Division 2 state championship.His
teams are known for running the double wing offense, though he
meshed that formation with a spread offense last fall and took a team that was struggling the first part of the season to the state semifinals.Brookes
said he'll begin fall practice at Henrico
, installing the spread offense, then incorporate the double wing as the season goes along.
"I want coaches to have to spend a lot of time preparing for us," he
...Brookes is a graduate of West Point High School.Brookes
has a free hand to put together a staff.He
said some members of the current staff want to stay and that he
hopes to bring at least one of his
current coaches with him.
lost something like three games in nine years," Brookes