Brooke Wykoff: Moms In Coachingby LHSCA
Coach Brook Wykoff, founder of Moms in Coaching, shares her journey as a coach and mother, along with addressing how coaches can still be the best versions of themselves on the floor and off the floor as a parent.
Coach Wykoff is the interim head coach at Florida State University.
- A native of West Chester, Ohio, the talented post/wing was one of the top high school players in the country before signing a National Letter of Intent with FSU in 1997 in what was Semrau’s first season in Tallahassee.
- In her freshman year, Wyckoff made an immediate impact as she set a single-season record at the time with 80 blocks on her way to earning ACC All-Freshman Team honors. Conference accolades continued to roll in during her next three years with a pair of All-ACC Third Team selections (1999 and 2000) and finally an All-ACC First Team honor as a senior in 2001.
- Wyckoff’s 1,350 career points is the 16th-most in school history and her 804 rebounds rank seventh. She ranks No. 2 at FSU in career blocks with 209. She averaged 12.4 ppg and 7.4 rpg while starting all 109 games she played in her career.
- Perhaps most importantly, Wyckoff was the cornerstone of the Seminoles’ first winning season in nine years as the team posted a 19-12 record in 2001 and finished fourth in the ACC. That season culminated in the school’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 10 years and All-America honors for Wyckoff, which was the first national accolade for an FSU women’s basketball player since 1993. She capped her career by scoring 14.6 ppg and pulling down 6.6 rpg that final season.
- In addition to boasting the honor of being just one of four former ‘Noles to have their jerseys’ retired, Wyckoff was also an outstanding performer in the classroom. She is the only Seminole to ever earn four All-ACC Academic Women’s Basketball Team honors as well as four nods to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
- In 2001, she earned an ACC Postgraduate scholarship and was named to the ACC Legends Class of 2010. In 2002, she was named to the 51-member ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team.
- She also played with the USA Women’s Basketball Select Team for three consecutive summers.
- In 2011, Wyckoff was inducted into the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Following her senior year, Wyckoff was selected by the Orlando Miracle in the second round of the WNBA Draft. She spent two seasons in Orlando before the team moved to Connecticut where she played another three seasons with the Sun.
- She was then selected by the Chicago Sky in the 2006 WNBA Expansion draft and played for that franchise until 2009.
- During her nine-year WNBA career, Wyckoff appeared in 242 games.
- After concluding her professional basketball career, Wyckoff served as an assistant girls basketball coach at Lakota East High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Wyckoff has one daughter, Avery. She is also a founding member of Moms in Coaching, a group of mothers who coach basketball that meet every year at the NCAA Women’s Final Four.