| Brooks Lee Jennings was an outstanding high school and college athlete plus a long time official in basketball and football. Brooks was an official in football and basketball for 35 years. Brooks played basketball at Clovis High School for Coach Bill Stockton.|
He went on to play college basketball at Eastern New Mexico University from 1955-1960. He was selected “Outstanding Freshman” in 1956. He was honored with “Al Garten” Award in 1957 and 1959 as the most valuable basketball player. In 1959 was honored as “Greatest Greyhound”, which honors the most outstanding athlete. He held several basketball individual records – two of the records still stand … most free throws in a single game (21) and most free throws made in a career (525). Brooks ranks 6th highest scorer in ENMU basketball history.
Brooks’ first job was at Aztec High School as a teacher/coach. He was there for 2 years and then returned to Clovis where he taught and coached for 30 years until his retirement in 1991. Brooks became Athletic Director at Clovis High in 1985 and served in that capacity for 7 years. He was chair of the Social Studies Department from 1975 to 1985. After retiring, he went to work at ENMU as a Supervisor of Student Teachers and worked in that capacity for 15 years.
Brooks was inducted into both the ENMU Athletic Hall of Honor and New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) Hall of Fame in 1995. He was inducted in 2007 into the New Mexico Officials Association (NMOA) Hall of Fame. In 2014, he was inducted into the Clovis Municipal School’ Education Foundation Hall of Honor. He has served as a board member of both the NMAA and NMOA.