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Herb Brooks

American Hockey Coach · (1937 - 2003)

American Hockey Coach · (1937 - 2003)

  • || Achievement
  • Coached the 1980 U.S. ice hockey team to an upset Olympic gold medal, famous as the Miracle on Ice.

  • || Achievements made possible by
  • Conditioning: Enabled his team to beat the feared Soviet team by putting them through grueling conditioning exercises, which built not only stamina but team spirit and a commitment to victory. During the medal rounds, rather than allowing his players to rest, Brooks continued the harsh training sessions that he had implemented upon forming the team.
    Experience: Brooks played ice hockey in high school, and continued to play at the University of Minnesota. He also played on the 1964 and 1968 U.S. Olympic teams. Prior to that, he had been the last member of the 1960 Olympic team to be cut.
  • || Born
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • || Education
  • University of Minnesota
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