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Brooks McKowen introduced as Upper Iowa Basketball Coach


You could say Brooks McKowen was being groomed for this moment from the day he was born..

He first learned the game of basketball from his father Marty McKowen-- a 500 game winner at Wapsie Valley. Brooks was his dad's coach on the floor --setting a Iowa high school career record in scoring--while leading the Warriors to the State Championship game in 2003.

McKowen further honed his leadership skills as a four year starter at Northern Iowa--playing for Greg McDermott and Ben Jacobson. And now following assistant coaching jobs at Northern Iowa, DMAC and Division 2 Southwest Minnesota State--Brooks felt he was ready to lead his own program...and the one he has always had his eye on is Upper Iowa...just a half hour from his hometown of Fairbank.

Brooks' dad Marty McKowen and his brother Jon both graduated from Upper Iowa-- with Marty being inducted to the Peacock Athletic Hall-of Fame Last Fall. It took Upper Iowa Athletic Director David Miller a very short time to realize he had the right coach. 

Because of his outstanding high school career--and his subsequent success at UNI... McKowen is hoops hero to many young Eastern Iowans--like some of the players on the Upper Iowa Basketball team

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