Duane Brooks
Duane Brooks
Previous College: University of Maine
Position: Assistant Coach - Defensive Line

Duane Brooks will coach his 12th season at Yale in 2008, handling the defensive linemen. His coaching has consistently produced all-league players who help anchor the defense. Over the past three years, Brooks's linemen have garnered six All-Ivy honors, including all three starters on the 2007 squad. Brooks has also mentored four captains since coming to Yale. He came to Yale after serving as the coordinator of football operations at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. He was the defensive end coach for Allegheny College in 1995 and had the combined role of defensive line coach and recruiting and special teams coordinator for Johnson C. Smith University in 1994. A 1987 graduate of the University of Maine, Brooks played four seasons for the Black Bears. He began his coaching career at Colby College as the defensive line mentor (1992) before going back to his alma mater in 1993 to coach the defense and serve as video coordinator. He is single and lives in New Haven. Contact Coach Brooks: duane.brooks@yale.edu

Recruiting Areas: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee



Yale's All-Ivy Interior Defensive Linemen during Brooks' tenure:
Brandt Hollander (First Team)

Jared Hamilton (Second Team)

Kirk Porter (Honorable Mention)
Brandt Hollander (First Team)
Andrew Ralph (Honorable Mention)

Brandt Hollander (Honorable Mention)
Bryant Dieffenbacher (Honorable Mention)
Jason Lange (First Team)
Luke Mraz (Honorable Mention)
Jason Lange (Second Team)
Tim Penna (Honorable Mention)
Peter Maloney (First Team)
Terrance Hobson (Second Team)
1999 Andy Tuzzolino (Honorable Mention)
1997 Adam Hernandez (Second Team)