Rich Brooks

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
10 58-70-0 45.31% 2-1 66.67%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Dick Nolan, Tommy Prothro

Children:

John Fox, Mike Martz


Biography

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Career Summary

Rich Brooks was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1971 to 2000, finishing his career as the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons. Over his ten years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 68-82-2. He was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 1995 until the 1996 season, during which time the Rams went 13-19-0. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Rich Brooks Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Brooks served as an assistant coach for Tommy Prothro, Dick Nolan, and Dan Reeves. Four of these years were spent on Reeves' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Mike Martz and John Fox) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 190-162-0 in the regular season and 11-11 in the playoffs during their twenty-two seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Playing Career

Brooks played defensive back and quarterback while at college.

Personal Information

Brooks was born on Wednesday, August 20, 1941 in Forest, California.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2000 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 4-12-0 0-0
1999 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1998 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 14-2-0 2-1
1997 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1996 St. Louis Rams Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1995 St. Louis Rams Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1975 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach / Defensive Backs Coach / Special Teams Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1974 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach / Defensive Backs Coach / Special Teams Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1972 Los Angeles Rams Special Teams Coach 2-0-0 0-0
1971 Los Angeles Rams Special Teams Coach 2-0-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 2
  • Years as a coordinator: 4
  • Conference Championships won: 1998
  • Past teams coached for: Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers
  • College Attended: Oregon State Beavers
  • Positions Played: Defensive Back and Quarterback
  • Date of Birth: Wednesday, August 20, 1941 (80 years old), Forest, California