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This profile was last updated on 8/23/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Area Manager, Rides Department

Local Address:  Mechanicsville , Virginia , United States
Kings Dominion

Employment History

  • Football Coach
    King William High School
  • Head Coach
    King William High School
  • King William Coach
  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher
    Henrico County Public Schools


  • West Point High School
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After 35 years, Roger Brookes ..., 1 Mar 2008 [cached]
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 said.
Brookes said Henrico is three minutes from his house and that he's "excited" for his new opportunity.
"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 said.
Brookes is a graduate of West Point High School.
Brookes said he 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.
"He's lost something like three games in nine years," Brookes said.
Former King William head coach ..., 21 Aug 2008 [cached]
Former King William head coach Roger Brookes left the program after 35 years to take over at Henrico High School. - 2013 COMMITMENT TRACKER, 16 Mar 2012 [cached]
Henrico Coach Roger Brookes on Jefferson: "They are getting a tremendous athlete.
"We knew [Essex] was going to ... [cached]
"We knew [Essex] was going to make some plays and get some yards," veteran King William coach Roger Brookes said.
King William High School head ..., 6 Sept 2007 [cached]
King William High School head football coach Roger Brookes, left, enjoys a light moment during practice with assistant coach Randy Kelley.
Kelley played at King William under coach Brookes, and now Kelley has a son on the team.
Roger Brookes could have been a lawyer.
Brookes teaches a full load of government classes and coaches at King William High.
While Central Region Group AAA schools such as Highland Springs, Varina, L.C. Bird, Thomas Dale, Patrick Henry and others garner most of the attention with their winning ways and tradition, Brookes and Woodson produce successful teams year in and year out at smaller schools on the metro area periphery.
JUST OUT OF COLLEGE AND . . . : Brookes, 57, graduated from hated county rival West Point High School in 1968, and from Bridgewater College in 1972.He wanted to go to law school but didn't get in.He took a sales job in Staunton and was having such a blast, he turned down an offer to coach football at King William.Brookes had second thoughts, and reapplied for a teaching job at King William in 1973.He told the superintendent that if the football job came open, he wouldn't turn him down again.
"As luck would have it for me, divine providence or whatever, the coach who had taken the job instead of me resigned, and they offered the job with the understanding that I wouldn't leave after one year," Brookes said.
Brookes was the fourth football coach in four years at King William.He adhered to the stay-longer-than-one-year agreement.This is season No.34.He's the dean of Richmond region coaches.
WINNING WAYS: "I thought we'd beat everybody right away," Brookes said."The first three years, we won six games."
The fourth year, the Cavaliers won their last game to finish 5-4-1.Brookes has had just two other losing seasons (1986 after a playoff loss and 1987).King William has posted 16 consecutive winning seasons.The Cavaliers have been in the playoffs 14 of those years.Brookes' overall record of 250-120-5 puts him in the VHSL record book.King William won the Group A, Division 2 state championship in 2000.
"Winning brings out more kids," Brookes said.
"Every decade we have one," Brookes said.
The feeling you get when you look at them after a win or even the sorrow you feel together after a loss is something," Brookes said.
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