Nate Brookreson was promoted to head strength & conditioning coach in October 2010 after spending two and a half years as an assistant at Eastern. Brookreson’s primary duties are working with the football and volleyball programs, 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, the women’s basketball team he worked with earned a regular season Big Sky Conference title in 2009-10.
While at EWU, Nate has trained 22 first team All-Big Sky Conference performers, 15 athletes who have gone on to play professionally in their sport, 15 FCS All-Americans, four Big Sky Conference Players of the Year, three Big Sky Conference Champions, two FCS National Players of the Year, one CFL Western Division Rookie of the Year, two NFL draft picks and a NCAA FCS National Championship team. In addition, he trains former Eagle players preparing for the NFL draft, including 2012 fourth-round draft choice Matt Johnson.
Brookreson came to Eastern 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 College World Series. He also served as a sports performance coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Redmond, Wash., and as an intern at Cris Carter’s FAST Program in Coral Springs, Fla.
Brookreson played wide receiver for Central Washington University from 2001-05, and was selected as an All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference performer twice (first team in 2005 and second team in 2004). He was also a four-time GNAC All-Academic selection. While at CWU, he played under current Eagle coaches Beau Baldwin, John Graham and Ryan Sawyer. The 2002 Central team was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2013.
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) and also by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC).
Brookreson was born Sept. 4, 1982. He married Kelsey Lynn Brookreson in July of 2007, and the couple welcomed their first child, Blaise (1), on March 11, 2012.