NWACC names Brooke Brewer athletic director

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville has hired Brooke Brewer as its first full-time athletic director. The college issued a news release Tuesday (Aug. 1).

Brewer teaches and coaches at Bentonville West High School in Centerton, where she’s taught dance for three years and cheer for one year.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at NorthWest Arkansas Community College as the college’s first athletic director,” Brewer said in an NWACC news release. “I’ve called Northwest Arkansas home since 2020 and I believe that the athletic talent in our area, the uniqueness of the NWA region, and the innovative programs at NWACC will lead to incredible opportunities for student-athletes for years to come. It is an honor to guide the development of the athletic program, and I can’t wait to begin building the legacy of NWACC Athletics.”

NWACC began its athletic program in 2021 with men’s and women’s cross country teams competing in Division II of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The college has aspirations of adding more sports.

“As an educator and a coach, Brooke knows the importance of making sure our student-athletes succeed in the classroom and in their respective sports,” NWACC President Dennis Rittle said. “She is passionate, extremely organized, and does not shy away from entrepreneurial challenges or hard work. Brooke is also local to Northwest Arkansas, which was a request we frequently heard from the community during the search process. I am confident Brooke has the talent, character, and drive to build NWACC’s athletic program into one of the most respected in our conference and, ultimately, in the NJCAA.”

Before joining the BWHS faculty, Brewer was a program director and coach in the Alma School District for seven years. A Louisiana native, she received her educational specialist degree from Arkansas State University, a master’s degree in teaching from Southern Arkansas University, and a bachelor of arts degree from Centenary College of Louisiana.