Full Name: Herbert Paul Brooks Jr.
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.
- 1980-02-22 "Miracle on Ice": US ice hockey team beats heavily favoured Soviet Union, 4-3 at Lake Placid in one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history; Americans go on to win gold medal
- 1980-02-24 US ice hockey team clinches gold medal with 4-2 win over Finland at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; comes after 4-3 "Miracle on Ice" victory against hot favorite Soviet Union