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Don Shula

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Birthday ***, 1930
Place of Birth Grand River, Ohio
Death day May 4, 2020 (90 years old)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
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Don Shula

Donald Francis Shula is an American defenseman and football coach who was the head coach of the National Football League from 1963 to 1995. Head coach of the Miami Dolphins for most of his career, Shula is the head coach NFL winner, with 347 career wins and 328 regular season wins. He's in his first head coaching position with the Baltimore Colts, which he led for seven years and spent his next 26 with Miami. Shula has only had two losing seasons in 33 years as a head coach and led the Dolphins to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII. His first Super Bowl title in 1972 was the only perfect season in NFL history. Shula was the first head coach to appear in six Super Bowl games, five with the Dolphins and one with the Colts. His six Super Bowl appearances ranked second among head coaches and he had the most Super Bowl losses with four.

PositionDefensive back
Date of birthJanuary 4, 1930
Place of birthGrand River, Ohio
Date of deathMay 04, 2020
Place of deathIndian Creek, Florida
High schoolHarvey (Painesville, Ohio)
CollegeJohn Carroll
NFL Draft1951 / Round: 9/ Pick: 110
Regular season328–156–6 (.000)
Postseason19–17 (.000)
Career347–173–6 (.000)
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About Don Shula

Coach of the Miami Dolphins' perfect 14-0 season and Super Bowl Championship in 1972.

Don Shula before fame

He played defensive back in the NFL, debuting with the Cleveland Browns in 1951.

Achievement of Don Shula

He retired with the NFL head coaching record for most career wins.

Don Shula family life

He had five children with his first wife, Dorothy Bartish.

Associations of Don Shula

He coached Bob Griese on the perfect 1972 Dolphins.

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Latest information about Don Shula updated on May 10 2021.