Brooke Atkinson

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
California Polytechnic State University


2023 – Present: Assistant Coach, California Polytechnic State University

2022 – 2023: Assistant Coach, University of Wyoming

2017 – 2022: Head Coach, New Mexico State University

2014 – 2017: Assistant Coach, Colorado State University

2011 – 2014: Assistant Coach, University of South Dakota

2003 – 2011: Assistant Coach, New Mexico State University

2000 – 2002: Player, Wichita State University

1998 – 2000: Player, Western Nebraska Community College


2008: New Mexico State University, Masters, Educational Curriculum

2003: Wichita State University, Bachelors, Elementary Education


Hometown: Denver, CO

Career Highlights

Career Record
75-69 (.521) overall & 46-30 (.605)

20+ Win Seasons (1)

Winning Seasons (2)
2018-19, 2017-18

Conference Coach of the Year (5)
2017-18 WAC

Conference Regular Season Championships (2)
2018-19, 2017-18 WAC

Conference Tournament Championships (1)
2018-19 WAC

NCAA Tournament Berths (1)

WNIT Berths (1)

In 2023-24, helped lead Cal Poly to the program’s first winning season (17-14) in three seasons, most single-season wins (t-17) in 10 seasons, most Big West Conference wins (t-13) in program history, and first post-season berth in nine seasons – helped rebuild a program that only had a 13-40 (.245) overall and 9-25 (.265) Big West Conference record in the two seasons combined prior to her arrival

In 2022-23 (first season), helped lead Wyoming to the program’s most single-season wins (23) in four seasons, most Mountain West Conference wins (t-13) in program history, and a WNIT berth

The 2017-18 WAC Coach of the Year, led New Mexico State to a 75-69 (.521) overall and 46-30 (.605) WAC record, two WAC Regular Season Championships, one WAC Tournament Championship, and two post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament)

Only the second Head Coach in New Mexico State history to lead the program to a .500 or better WAC record in four different seasons

In 2018-19, guided New Mexico State to the most single-season wins (t-26) in program history

As New Mexico State’s Head Coach, recruited and coached 15 WAC All-Conference Team selections, as well as two Players of the Year and one Defensive Player of the Year

From 2014 to 2017, helped lead Colorado State to three 23+ win seasons, three Mountain West Conference Regular Season Championships, one Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship, and three post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament)

From 2011 to 2014, assisted South Dakota to three winning seasons and three post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament), as well as the first Summit League Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in the program’s Division I history in 2013-14

Head Coach Record