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Don Shula Biography

Born In Grand River, Ohio, Coaches Colts To Super Bowl Iii, Chronology, Dolphins Win 1974 Afc Eastern TitleSELECTED WRITINGS BY SHULA:


American football coach

The winningest coach in professional football, Don Shula compiled an unparalleled record of 347-173-6 over thirty-three seasons coaching in the National Football League (NFL). On November 14, 1993, as coach of the Miami Dolphins, Shula broke the record of 324 wins set by the legendary George Halas. Shula went on to extend

Don Shula

his record of wins to 347 before stepping down as coach of the Dolphins at the end of the 1995 football season. Shula began his coaching career in 1963 when, at the age of thirty-three, he took over the reins of the Baltimore Colts to become the youngest head coach in the NFL. Throughout his career, Shula led six teams to the Super Bowl, winning twice. In what was the high point of his coaching career, Shula in 1972 coached the Dolphins to a perfect record of 17-0, the only NFL team to go undefeated for an entire season.


(With Lou Sahadi) The Winning Edge, Dutton, 1973.

(With Ken Blanchard) Everyone's a Coach, Harper Business, 1995.

Sketch by Don Amerman

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