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Herb Brooks Biography - Played College Hockey, Played On Usa National Team, Began Coaching Career, Coached To Olympic Gold - CONTACT INFORMATION

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1937-

American hockey coach

Herb Brooks is best known for his role as coach of the 1980 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team that won the gold medal at the Winter Olympic games in Lake Placid, New York, in 1980, the so-called "Miracle on Ice." Brooks had previously played for the U.S. team himself, before starting a coaching career in which he coached on the college, national, European professional, and National Hockey League (NHL) levels.

Brooks was born on August 5, 1937, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the oldest of three children. Growing up in St. Paul, hockey was a focus of Brooks' young life. He attended public schools in St. Paul, winning the MSHS hockey championship as a senior at Johnson High School. A great high school player, Brooks later said that this one of the biggest events in his life.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: c/o Pittsburgh Penguins, Mellon Arena, 66 Mario Lemieux Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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