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Melissa Brooks, Recruiting Coach at NCSA

Melissa Brooks, Recruiting Coach

Holy Family University
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(312) 999-5328

I had the pleasure of growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs where most would say, Philly is the mecca center for College Basketball. I decided to stay in the area and attend a small Division II school, Holy Family University. I really enjoyed my collegiate career playing four years of basketball for a nationally ranked team. During my four years with the Tigers, we accumulated a record of 116 wins and 13 loses with two conference championships and four trips to the NCAA tournament including a Sweet Sixteen birth. I was an All-Conference team member along with NCAA-Tournament team member. I was one of five players to record more than 1,000 points in that four-year span as well. After graduation I landed a local boarding school assistant girls basketball coach position. I stayed there for two years before finding myself at the start of my college coaching journey. I made coaching stops at Marymount University, Washington College, and Stevens Institute. At my time in Stevens, we developed the Player of the Year and made it to the NCAA DIII Sweet Sixteen. From there I made my jump to Division I as assistant at the United States Military Academy at West Point. After that I landed my first head coaching job at Fairleigh Dickinson University at Florham and was able to bring in 15 recruits during my three years. I realized I had a passion for recruiting and finding the right fit for student-athletes. Besides the schools I had the pleasure of working at, there are so many amazing colleges and universities out there for each individual athlete. Working at NCSA gives me the opportunity to continue to help student-athletes and their families throughout one of the most important processes for these young athletes.