Legendary NFL coach Don Shula dies at 90
Legendary NFL head coach and Hall of Famer Don Shula died on Monday morning, according to a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. He was 90.
Shula was a head coach at the highest level for more than 30 years, starting his career with the Baltimore Colts in 1963, where he was the head coach through the 1969 season. While he enjoyed plenty of success in Baltimore, Shula is most remembered for his time with the Miami Dolphins.
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Very sad news: Dolphins Hall of Fame coach Don Shula passed away this morning at age 90, one of his children confirmed.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) May 4, 2020
Shula coached the Dolphins for 26 seasons, compiling a 257-133-2 record during his time in Miami. He led the franchise to back-to-back Super Bowl crowns in 1972 and 1973, and was the head coach of the only team in NFL history to go undefeated and win a Super Bowl (1972, 14-0).
In his over 30 years as a head coach, Shula owned a 328-156-6 regular season record and was 19-17 in the postseason. He was a four-team Associated Press Coach of the Year, a two-time Super Bowl Champion and owns the record for most wins as a head coach with 347.
Before his coaching days, Shula enjoyed a seven-year NFL career as a player, making stops with the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts and Washington Redskins. He played in 73 games and recorded 21 interceptions.