|Alma Mater:||Univ. of Canterbury '03|
|Years at Middlebury:||6|
Brakeley returns for his sixth season with the Panther football team, working with the defensive line for the fourth-straight year. He previously worked with the running backs and tight ends in 2009 and 2010.
In the spring, Brakeley will begin his sixth season as assistant coach of the three-time NCAA Champions men’s lacrosse team.
A Middlebury native, Brakeley earned his degree in political science in 2003 from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He later earned his master’s degree at the school.
Brakeley, a member of the Vermont Maple Sugar Shrine all-star team in 1998, spent three seasons assisting with the Middlebury Union High School football team, where his father, former Panther player Peter Brakeley ’75, served as the long-time coach. He also assisted with the lacrosse team at Middlebury Union High School.