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Mike Ditka Biography

"you Could Hear The House Rock", Head Coach Of The Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints Head CoachSELECTED WRITINGS BY DITKA:


American football coach

Football coach Mike Ditka, known as "Iron Mike" and "Da Coach," was a star tight end for the Chicago Bears from 1961 through 1966, before finishing his playing career with the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. After retiring from play in 1972, he became an assistant coach of the Dallas Cowboys. He then worked as head coach of the Bears for 11 years, during which he had a 112-68 record and led Chicago to victory in the Super Bowl. Ditka subsequently became coach of the New Orleans Saints, and is now retired. A successful player and coach, he is now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


(With Don Pierson) Ditka: An Autobiography, Bonus Books, 1987.

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