Name: Herb Brooks
Sport: Ice Hockey
Event(s): Team
DOB: 8/5/1937
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minn.
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
High School: St. Paul Johnson High School (St. Paul, Minn.)
College: University of Minnesota
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1964, 1968); two-time Olympic head coach (1980, 2002)
  • Lake Placid 1980, gold (team)
  • Salt Lake City 2002, silver (team)
Personal: Son of Pauline and Herbert Brooks...One of three siblings...Led St. Paul Johnson High School ice hockey team to the Minnesota high school title in 1955...Played at University of Minnesota under legendary coach John Mariucci...Served as head coach of his alma mater beginning in 1972...Won three NCAA titles while head coach at the University of Minnesota...Coached in the NHL for the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins...Has two children, Danny and Kelly.