Texas Tech University

Faculty Ambassador

Toby Brooks

Toby Brooks is the Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Master of Athletic Training Program at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock. A native of Golconda, Illinois, Brooks holds a BS in athletic training from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an MA and PhD in Teaching & Teacher Education from the University of Arizona. Brooks has worked as an athletic trainer and/or strength and conditioning coach with numerous professional, collegiate, and high school athletics programs and has authored more than a dozen books and 20+ peer-reviewed articles and presentations in the field. An entrepreneur at heart, he founded and operates both NiTROHype, LLC and Performance Fasteners, LLC. He is a two-time participant in the NSF Regional iCorps competition, completed the 2019 iLaunch competition, and was a member of the 2020 cohort of the TTU Innovation Hub Accelerator Program.