Coaches of the Year
Coach Brisson has been coaching at Tilton for 12 years. Under her leadership, the Rams have won 7 NEPSAC Championships and appeared in the NEPSAC Championship game 10 out of those 12 years. They have also won the Lake Region League Championship11 out of 12 years. During her 12 year tenure, Coach Brisson has accumulated 259 wins.
In addition to heading the Basketball program at Tilton, Coach Brisson is also the Athletic Director, co-chair of the Black Student Union, NEPSAC District II President and NEPSGBCA treasurer.
Mr. O has been coaching at Thayer Academy for the past 14 years. He has led the Tigers to 8 Class A Tournament Appearances including securing the #1 seed this year with a 22-5 record and a trip to the championship game.
Mr. O is an Upper School Math Teacher and the Freshmen Class Dean at Thayer as well as the JV Baseball coach.
In her fourth season at the helm of the Brooks program, Coach U led her team to a historic 24-0 season protecting their NEPSAC Class B crown from 2020. Here is what her captains had to say about her:
From Senior Captain : Taina Mair
“Coach U has made history at Brooks. She has 2 back to back championships at Brooks in only 3 seasons! Her attitude towards the game and wanting the best for her players makes her rare. She also pushes everyone to be better, coaches all her players the same, and motivates everyone around her to want the bigger goal. I wouldn’t be the player I am without Coach U being Coach U.”
From Senior Captain : Samantha Dewey
“Coach u is an unbelievable coach and person. She’s not just worried about winning games or championships she really puts in the effort to make sure we are good people on and off off the court. She values who we are as people not just basketball players and that is something I admire about her. Coach u has been an unbelievable coach and role model for me going through high school and goes the extra mile for any of her athletes. “
"Rebecca Brooks joined the Brewster community in 2019 as Director of Financial Aid in the Admission Office and as the coach of Girls’ Varsity Basketball. She spent more than a decade as the Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid at Pomfret School. A graduate of Westminster School and Williams College—where she earned All-American honors in soccer, basketball, and track—Ms. Brooks played a year of professional basketball in France before deciding on a career in education. In 2006 Ms. Brooks was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. At Pomfret, her girls’ basketball team won three New England Championships in 11 years. And in 2020 Brewster's Girls’ Basketball finished as New England semi-finalists."
(Brewster Academy, Meet the Office n.d.)
In just her third season at Brewster, Coach Brooks helped the team claim the NEPSAC Class C title to cap off an incredible 19-6 season.
"Mike Kelley has developed winning basketball programs at all levels, from teaching beginning athletes to competitive college programs. Mike was a captain and four-year varsity letter winner at St. Lawrence University."
(Dublin School https://www.dublinschool.org/girls-basketball)
This year, Coach Kelley led the Wildcats to numerous titles including:
2021-22 Girls NEPSAC Champions
2021-22 Girls SENE Champions
2021-22 Girls RVAL Champions