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Don Shula, NFL’s All-Time Winningest Coach, Dies At 90

The winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula died peacefully in his home Monday morning at 90.

In a statement, the Miami Dolphins posted on their Twitter page in regards to the passing of their legendary coach,

Shula played for seven seasons in the NFL from 1951-1957 for three different organizations as a defensive back. 

In 1960, Shula became the defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, which he held until 1962. He went on to take the head coaching job of the Baltimore Colts from 1963-1969. 

Following the 1969 season, the Dolphins signed Shula to be their head coach, a position he held until he retired in 1995. With the Dolphins, Shula won two Super Bowls in Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII. In Super Bowl VII, the Dolphins completed the first and still only perfect season going 14-0. 

Shula won the Coach of the Year Award for the NFL four times. His NFL leading 328 regular-season wins, and 347 total wins as a coach, led Shula to be one of ten coaches named to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary team in 2019 as well as being enshrined into the NFL’s Hall of Fame in 1997.

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