Herb Brooks
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"Herbert "Herb" Paul Brooks, Jr." was an American ice hockey player and coach (ice hockey)/coach. His most notable achievement came in 1980 Winter Olympics/1980 as head coach of the gold medal-winning United States men's national ice hockey team/U.S. Olympic hockey team at Lake Placid, New York/Lake Placid. At the games, Brooks' US team upset the heavily favored Soviet Union national ice hockey team/Soviet team in a match that came to be known as the 'Miracle on Ice'. Brooks would go on to coach multiple National Hockey League/NHL teams, as well as the France men's national ice hockey team/French hockey team at the 1998 Winter Olympics, and ultimately returned to coach the US men's team to a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics/2002 games in Salt Lake City. Brooks was killed in a 2003 car accident. At the time of his death, Brooks was the Pittsburgh Penguins' director of player personnel.

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