Legendary NFL Coach Don Shula Dead at 81
A true icon…
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One of the NFL’s truly iconic head coaches, Don Shula, reportedly passed away Wednesday afternoon in his Grand River, Ohio home of congestive heart failure. At the time of his death he was 81 years old.
Don Shula was among the greatest coaches in NFL history; his 347 wins spanned generations, stretching from Johhny Unitas to Dan Marino. Six times Shula took teams to the Super Bowl (Once with the Baltimore Colts and 5 times with the Miami Dolphins), winning two of them. His most notable achievement, of course, was leading the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only undefeated season in NFL history, at 17-0.
Coach Shula remained active in his post retirement life, lending his name to a number of charitable causes and business ventures. He has taken part in various sports events over the years, including Super Bowl festivities.
Don Shula is survived by his second wife, Mary Anne Stephens, and his five children. (Including former Alabama coach Mike and former Bengals coach Dave)