Brooks Turns Down Georgetown

Women's Coach To Stay At JMU

Posted: April 15, 2012

HARRISONBURG — Kenny Brooks said Sunday that he has elected to stay at James Madison after Georgetown showed interest in making him its new women’s basketball coach.
 
The 43-year-old Brooks said he wasn’t offered the job but met with Georgetown officials last week. He was scheduled to visit the Hoyas’ campus Monday but will not go because of his decision to remain JMU, where, in 10 seasons, he has built Madison into the Colonial Athletic Association’s flagship program and a mid-major power.
 
“I owed it to myself, to my career, to my family to at least listen to certain situations,” said Brooks, a Waynesboro native and former point guard at JMU, where he graduated in 1992. “But, you know, in the end, when you’re weighing everything, I have a really good situation here.”
 
Brooks, who does not have an agent, said Georgetown reached out to him.
 
The Hoyas went 23-9 and finished fourth in the 16-team Big East this season. Georgetown made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament as an at-large team. Its coach, Terri Williams-Flournoy, left this month to become the coach at Auburn.
 
JMU went 29-8, finished second in the CAA and made a run to the WNIT championship game this season. In 2009, the Dukes beat Georgetown 79-76.


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