Hall of Fame Head Coach passed away this morning
One of the greatest coaches in the history of football is gone. A little after 10 o’clock this morning, the Miami Dolphins announced that legendary head coach Don Shula passed away peacefully in his Miami home. The team went ahead and released a statement about the impact Shula had on the team and the world of sports.
Don Shula has one of the most impressive coaching resumes in football history. He was a head coach in the NFL from 1963 to 1995. First, he was the Coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1963 until 1969. Then Shula left the Colts to become the Coach of the Miami Dolphins in 1970. Shula would be Head Coach of the Dolphins for the next 25 years until his retirement following the conclusion of the 1995 regular season. During his coaching career, Shula was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year four times, reached six Super Bowls, and only recorded two losing-seasons.
Most of Shula’s accolades came during his time in Miami. It was there that Shula led the Dolphins to the only perfect season in NFL History in 1972. He also set the record for most total wins in an NFL Head Coaching career with 347. During his time in Miami, Shula coached the Dolphins to back-to-back Super Bowl Victories in 1973 and 1974. Shula was honored as a member of the NFL’s 1970s All-Decade Team and was also named to the league’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
Shula is survived by his wife Mary Anne and their five children. Don Shula was 90 years old.