|College:||Central Washington '06|
|Position:||Head Strength & Conditioning Coach|
Nate Brookreson was promoted to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in October 2010 after spending two and a half years as the assistant coach at Eastern Washington University. Brookreson's primary duties are with football and volleyball, while supervising the training of nearly 350 student-athletes.
During Brookreson’s first season working with the EWU football program, the team captured the 2010 FCS National Championship, as well as a share of the Big Sky Conference Championship. In addition, his women’s basketball team earned a regular season Big Sky Conference title in 2009-10.
While at EWU, Nate has trained seventeen First-Team All Big Sky Conference performers, nine athletes who have gone on to play professionally in their sport, seven FCS All-Americans, four Big Sky Conference Players of the Year, two Big Sky Conference Champions, two FCS National Players of the Year, one CFL Western Division Rookie of the Year, an NFL draft pick and an FCS National Championship team. In addition, he trains former Eagle players preparing for the NFL draft, with two of his former trainees (Jesse Hoffman – Seattle Seahawks and JC Sherritt – Edmonton Eskimos) playing professionally in 2011.
Brookreson, 29, came to Eastern Washington University from the University of Georgia, where he worked as a graduate assistant for one season, assisting primarily with baseball, softball, and women's tennis. All three teams placed in the top 25 nationally, with the baseball team finishing as the runner up to Fresno State at the CWS. He also served as a sports performance coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Redmond, WA, and as an intern at Cris Carter's FAST Program in Coral Springs, FL.
Brookreson played wide receiver for Central Washington University from 2001-05, being selected as an All-League performer twice (2nd Team - 04, 1st Team - 05), and was a four time GNAC Academic All-Conference selection. While at CWU, he played under current Eagle coaches Beau Baldwin, John Graham and Ryan Sawyer.
Brookreson graduated from Central Washington in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. He is certified (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Functional Movement Systems (FMS Level 1).
He married Kelsey Lynn Brookreson in July of 2007, and the couple welcomed their first child, Blaise, on March 11, 2012.