Began Coaching Career
While still playing for Team USA, Brooks began his coaching career. In 1969, he became an assistant coach for his alma mater, the University of Minnesota. In 1970, he coached the Minnesota Junior Stars. Brooks first real success as a coach came in 1972 when he became the head coach at the University of Minnesota. The team won the NCAA Division I championships in 1974, just two years after Brooks took over. It was the first time a team made up completely of players developed in America had won the NCAA championship. They also won the WCHA title in 1975, and two more NCAA championships in 1976 and 1979.
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