Brooks, DeWit join Tech women’s staff

Montana Tech women’s basketball coach Carly VanDyke announced the addition of two assistant coaches today.

Like VanDyke, the faces may be familiar to fans following Oredigger and Frontier Conference basketball over the last ten years. Her first assistant is another former Saint Amy Brooks and her second assistant is former Tech standout Kelsey DeWit.

Brooks, originally from Helena, played for VanDyke when she was an assistant at Carroll College. A former Miss Montana Basketball in high school, Brooks was selected All-State three straight years for Helena High. She attended the University of Montana for two years and was part of two Big Sky Conference Championships. For her final two seasons, she transferred to Carroll earning All-Conference and All-American honors. As a senior, she helped lead Carroll to a conference championship.

“I am excited to have Amy on my staff,” VanDyke said. “I had the opportunity to coach her at Carroll College. She was an outstanding player earning All-American honors. She will bring her knowledge of the game and work ethic the program here at Tech. One of her strengths is her knowledge of post play.”

Brooks received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education in 2008 from Carroll.

Just after hanging up her high tops, Kelsey DeWit can’t seem to leave the gym. The four-time All-Conference selection steps into her first coaching roll.

“Kelsey had a great career at Montana Tech. She earned All-Conference honors all four years.”

DeWit played center in 102 games for the Diggers. For her career, she averaged 10.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks a game. DeWit carried a solid shooting percentage throughout her career finishing with 52.6 percent from the field and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. DeWit finished with 139 blocks holding the career mark. She also holds the record for blocks in a game with nine.

“She is a great addition to the coaching staff. Her work ethic, eagerness to learn, and energy will be a huge asset to our basketball program.”

— Montana Tech Sports Information

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