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

 
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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