Don Shula, legendary former coach of the Miami Dolphins and who was one of those who laid the foundations of what is today the NFL, died this Monday at the age of 90 years.
Don Shula Dead at the age of 90 years
Shula’s tenure in the NFL is framed by the impressive record of being the most winning head coach in league history with a 328-156-6 record over 33 seasons at the helm of the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Colts. Considering his postseason numbers, his wins soar to 347.
The Shula’s contribution allowed the Dolphins to reach the Super Bowl five times, highlighting their crown in the 1972 season, in which they achieved the only undefeated season in the history of the league.
“Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years. He brought the winning culture to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami on the national sports scene. Our deepest condolences and prayers to Mary Anne along with her sons Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne, and Mike, “the Dolphins reported.
The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning. pic.twitter.com/MKAtXFA4zd
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020
For his contributions to discipline and sports in general, Don Shula was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1997, and among other great achievements, he highlights that he and George Halas are the only two coaches to win more than 300. games in the history of the league.