Aug. 27, 2003
ATLANTA – Former Florida State All-American Serita Brooks has been named assistant coach at Georgia Tech, announced by head coach Ehren Earleywine. Brooks comes to Tech from Champions Fastpitch Academy, where she was an instructor for hitting and fielding. Brooks will assist with hitting and work with the outfielders, along with the day-to-day operations of the Georgia Tech softball program.
“Serita understands what it takes to be a winner on and off the field,” said Earleywine. “She is a person of great moral fiber and will be a great role model for our team.
“Her outstanding achievements as a player are very impressive and will serve her well in her coaching career. We are excited to have her aboard.”
Brooks played for two seasons at Florida State and ranks among the school’s all-time leaders in career stolen bases and batting average. She led the Seminoles to two straight NCAA Regional finals and national rankings of 17th in 2000 and 15th in 2001.
Brooks helped the Seminoles win the 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship en route to garnering all-America (2nd team), all-region, all-ACC and all-ACC Tournament honors. Brooks was a two-time all-ACC, all-region and all-NCAA Tournament performer for the Seminoles from 2000-01.
In 2000, Brooks led the ACC in batting average (.401), hits (99), triples (8) and stolen bases (42). She also led the league in runs scored (58), triples (5) and stolen bases (55) in 2001. Brooks ranks fourth in Seminole history with 97 career stolen bases and a lifetime batting average of .351. She stands fifth in the ACC in career stolen bases.
Prior to attending Florida State, Brooks lettered for two seasons at North Florida C.C., earning all-conference honors in both seasons.
A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Brooks graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2002. She received an associate’s degree from North Florida Community College in Art in 1999.