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


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.



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


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


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


“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)


“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)