Jack Brooks was born on January 11th, 1936. He played basketball for four seasons from 1951-1954, and is the 4th leading scorer in Polar Bear history with 1,599 points. He scored 634 points his senior year putting him at 10th all-time for Most Points a Season, and led his team in scoring in 1952 and 1954. Jack went on to win three District Championships in 1952, 1953, and 1954, and Regional Runner-Up in 1952 and 1953. Jack played in the 1954 Kentucky East-West All-Star Game. Brooks went on to play basketball for one season at Eastern Kentucky University.

In honor of his achievements, Jack Brooks was inducted into the Bracken County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. Jack Brooks passed away on July 31, 2021.