May 24, 2004
George Brooks, head coach of the University of New Mexico Ski Team, was named the Coach of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association today. The 34-year veteran led New Mexico to the first NCAA team title in school history with the win at the 2004 NCAA Skiing Championships in Reno, Nev.
Brooks also guided the Lobos to a second place finish in the RMISA regular season standings. The RMISA is considered the toughest conference in collegiate skiing, with its members winning the last five NCAA championships. Individually, Brooks coached 10 skiers to All-American status while 11 of his student-athletes earned Academic All-American honors. Both of those marks were single-season school records.