Rich Brooks is a former American football player and coach. He was the head coach at the University of Oregon from 1977 to 1994, the NFL’s St. Louis Rams from 1995 to 1996 and the University of Kentucky from 2003 to 2009.
Brooks’ 1994 Oregon team won the Pac-10 title and played in the 1995 Rose Bowl. For his efforts that season, he won a number of national coaching awards. The University of Oregon named the field at Autzen Stadium Rich Brooks Field in honor of his 18 seasons as coach for the Ducks.