By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Legendary Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula has passed away. He was 90.
An official cause of death has not been released yet. He passed away four months after turning 90-years-old.
”Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50-years,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Anne along with children Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne, and Mike.”
Shula is the winningest coach in NFL history. He is also the only head coach with an undefeated season on his résumé.
He guided the 1972 Dolphins team to the lone perfect season in NFL history. In fact, every year since, the living players and Shula would get together to celebrate the last team to lose on the season.
Shula also guided the Dolphins to two Super Bowl Championships.
In his NFL coaching career, he was a head coach for the Baltimore Colts and the Dolphins. He was a head coach from the 1963 season through the 1995 season.
He was 328-156-6 as a head coach in the regular season. Overall, he was 347-173-6.
The 328 wins are the most regular season wins by a coach in NFL history. The 347 total wins are the most by a coach in the history of the league.
Besides the two Super Bowl wins, he also guided the Colts to the 1968 NFL Championship.
He was a four-time Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year four-times. He also won the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award in 1993.
Shula was also part of the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. He was also part of the league’s 1970s All-Decade team.
His name is also in the Dolphins Honor Roll.