Before Herb Brooks Was America's Coach, He Was a Gopher
Herb Brooks guided Minnesota to three national championships.

Aug. 5, 2011

Hockey legend Herb Brooks would have turned 74 today. Before Brooks was America's Coach, he was a Gopher. Brooks played for Minnesota from 1955-59 and tallied 18 goals and 27 assists in 75 varsity games. He would later revive the program as head coach from 1972-79. The Gophers were 8-24-0 the year before Brooks was named head coach. Two years later, they were national champions. Brooks guided Minnesota to three national titles and to a 167-97-18 record in his seven years behind the bench.

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