Herb Brooks’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 5, 1937

Death Date

August 11, 2003

Age of Death

66 years

Cause of Death

Single-vehicle Accident

Profession

Hockey Coach

The hockey coach Herb Brooks died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Coached the U.S. Olympic hockey team that defeated the Russians in the ‘Miracle on Ice’ at Lake Placid.

Married Patti Brooks in 1965 and had two kids.

Quotes

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“You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.” (Herb Brooks)

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“You’re playing worse and worse every day and right now you’re playing like it’s next month.” (Herb Brooks)

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“And maybe I’m a little smarter now than I was before for all the stupid things I’ve done.” (Herb Brooks)

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“You’re looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country.” (Herb Brooks)

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“If I’d have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment.” (Herb Brooks)