Herb Brooks

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks Full Name: Herb Brooks [Herbert Paul Brooks Jr.]
Nationality: American

Profession: Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Why Famous: Most notable achievement came in 1980 as head coach of the gold medal-winning USA Olympic hockey team at Lake Placid. At the games, his USA team upset the heavily favoured Soviet team in a match that came to be known as the 'Miracle on Ice'.

He would go on to coach multiple NHL teams, and ultimately returned to coach the USA men's team to a silver medal at the 2002 games in Salt Lake City.

Born: August 5, 1937
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Died: August 11, 2003 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Car accident

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