Don Shula Passes Away At 90
Don Shula, the NFL's winningest coach. died on Monday at the age of 90.
According to ESPN, the Dolphins issued a statement saying that Shula died "peacefully at his home."
Don Shula, who led the Miami Dolphins to the league's only undefeated season 1972, won an NFL-record 347 games, including including playoff games. Shula coached 26 seasons with the Miami Dolphins and 9 seasons with the then Baltimore Colts. Shula has 2 Super Bowl rings, both with Miami.
ESPN says that the Miami Dolphins released a statement saying,
"Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years. 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 his children Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike."
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released an official statement saying,
"Don Shula will always be remembered as one of the greatest coaches and contributors in the history of our game. He made an extraordinarily positive impact on so many lives. The winningest coach in NFL history and the only one to lead a team to a perfect season, Coach Shula lived an unparalleled football life. As a player, Hall of Fame coach, and long-time member and co-chair of the NFL Competition Committee, he was a remarkable teacher and mentor who for decades inspired excellence and exemplified integrity. His iconic legacy will endure through his family and continue to inspire generations to come. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Don's wife Mary Anne along to his children Dave, Donna, Sharon and Mike, the Shula family, and the Dolphins organization."
Don Shula was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997. Shula and longtime Chicago Bears coach George Halas are the only coaches in NFL history to win more than 300 games.