Brakeley returns for his 12th season with the Panther football team in 2020-21, working with the defensive line for the 10th-straight year. He previously worked with the running backs and tight ends during the 2009 and 2010 campaigns.
In the spring, Brakeley will begin his 12th season as assistant coach of the three-time NCAA Champion 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 Shrine Maple Sugar all-star team in 1998, spent three seasons assisting with the Middlebury Union High School football team. (His father, former Panther player Peter Brakeley ’75, served as the long-time coach at MUHS.) He also assisted with the lacrosse team at Middlebury Union High School.