Jul 8, 2019
Bob Brooks enjoyed an amazing coaching career in a number of different sports before moving into administration. A graduate of Greensboro Senior High (now Grimsley) and a ’48 graduate of Wake Forest, he guided Elizabeth City High as head men’s basketball coach from 1948 through ’66. During that stint he was also an assistant football coach for 14 years and head football coach for two. His tenure as golf coach covered 29 years at both Elizabeth City and now what is Northeastern High School, winning numerous championships in that sport. From 1966 to ’82 he served the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank schools and director of physical education and athletics. He helped raise the money, all from the community, and supervised construction of the athletic complex at Northeastern. Brooks has also been involved in civic and church activities in the Elizabeth City area.