Savage Named Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
Savage replaces Quinton Ferrell, who left recently to become as assistant coach at The Citadel.
"One of the most exciting things about Brooks (Savage) is how badly he wants to be a part of this program and this school," said Coach Nibert. "He talked about coming to camp at PC while playing at Irmo under legendary coach Tom Whipple and he feels like he is coming home back to South Carolina. He brings invaluable experience having worked at Tennessee, Tulane and Northwest Florida State and has a true passion for the game."
"It is truly an honor to join Coach Nibert's staff and to be a part of such a prestigious institution here at Presbyterian College," said Savage. "With a new Director of Athletics Brian Reese, new President Claude Lilly and the program that Coach Nibert has built over his 20-plus years the future is certainly bright for Blue Hose basketball. I am extremely excited to join the PC family and to help the program continue its tradition of excellence on and off the floor."
Brooks comes to PC after a one year stint as an assistant coach at Northwest Florida State College. Aside from coaching, Savage was responsible for recruiting, scouting and player development. This past season the Red Raiders went 32-2 overall and were Region XIII and Panhandle Conference Champions. They also advanced to the NJCAA National Championship title game.
From 2010-11, Savage served as Coordinator of Video/Player Development for Tulane under Head Coach Ed Conroy. He was in charge of all video operations, as well as player development and opponent scouting.
"I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from some outstanding coaches thus far, and wouldn't be here without them. I just want to do everything possible to help continue the success, while taking this program to even greater heights."
Prior to his arrival in New Orleans, Savage, a 2008 graduate of Tennessee, spent two seasons (2008-10) as a graduate assistant for the Volunteers, earning his master's degree in sports management in 2010. While at Tennessee, Savage saw the team combine for 49 wins and advance to the NCAA Elite eight in 2010.
Savage assisted in all aspects of the program, including player development and scouting.
A native of Columbia, S.C., Savage helped create the "OUTLIVE - Tennessee Fights to Beat Cancer" fundraising initiative. Inspired by Chris Lofton's courageous and successful battle with cancer during the 2008 season, OUTLIVE raised money for cancer screenings and early diagnosis on behalf of the UT Medical Center and the UT Cancer Institute. The program raised close to $500,000 over three years.
During his days as an undergraduate at Tennessee, Savage acted as a student assistant for the Volunteers, while earning a bachelor's degree in sport management.