John Brooks spent nine seasons as the head coach of the BYU swimming and diving program from 2012-2021. During his tenure, the Cougar men’s team advanced to the NCAA Championships twice, including a 23rd place finish in 2015 and 21st place finish in 2016. BYU has also won four MPSF titles. He was named MPSF Coach of the Year twice.
BYU has had four All-Americans with nine citations under Brooks. In conference, BYU has claimed 62 individual champions, six Freshmen of the Year, two Swimmers of the Year and two Divers of the Year since Brooks took over the program.
Before being named head coach, Brooks was an assistant coach at BYU from 2008-12, serving as recruiting coordinator and position coach for the distance swimmers. During that time the Cougars captured three women’s conference titles while the men placed in the top 25 at the NCAA Championships in 2010 and won a conference title in 2012.