Steve Brooks - Defensive Principles

  • Coach Profile

Steve Brooks begins his 11th year as the head women's basketball coach at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009-10 and he brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the program.

Heading into the 2009-10 season, Brooks has ushered the Wildcats into national prominence, highlighted by the 2007 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship. The 2006-07 team was the first ever NAIA women's basketball program to finish undefeated with a 38-0 mark. For the team's accomplishments, Brooks was honored as the MCC, NAIA, and WBCA Coach of the Year.

Indiana Wesleyan opened the next season with 18 consecutive wins to set a new NAIA record for consecutive wins with 56 straight.  Brooks has led the Wildcats to seven straight appearances at the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament where he has accumulated an 11-6 record. IWU has advanced to the Sweet 16 on six occasions, the Elite Eight twice and has one national championship game appearance.

Overall, Brooks has a record of 261-91 in 10 seasons at the helm of Indiana Wesleyan. He currently has the Wildcats on a streak of eight straight seasons of at least 20 wins, including two seasons of 30+ victories in 2004-05 and 2006-07.


  • Defensive Principles

We take great pride in our defense. We want to be the best defensive team in the NAIA. We understand that great defense requires five players giving maximum effort and concentration on every possession. There are no easy answers or miracle schemes that can be consistently effective with minimum effort. Great defense results not from great schemes but from the defensive disposition and commitment of players. To be a great defensive team, we must TRUST.

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