Don Shula, NFL’s Winningest Head Coach, Dies at 90

WOAY – Don Shula, the winningest head coach in National Football League history, passed away Monday at the age of 90.

Shula, born in Grand River, Ohio, won 347 total games with the Baltimore Colts from 1963-1969 and the Miami Dolphins from 1970-1995. Under him, the Dolphins won Super Bowls VII and VIII, the first of those championships capping off a perfect 14-0 season; it remains the only complete perfect season in NFL history.

Shula played college football at John Carroll, then played seven years as a defensive back at the professional level before beginning his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Virginia. He also spent time as an assistant at the University of Kentucky and with the Detroit Lions, before taking charge of the Colts in 1963.

Shula was a four-time NFL Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

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