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About Don Shula
Don Shula was a legendary American football coach as well as a former player in the NFL. And whereas he had a notable playing career during the 1950s, what he is actually known for is winning the most games as a head coach during the first 100 years in the history of the NFL.
His parents were named Mária Miller and Dániel Shula.
He married a lady named Dorothy Bartish in 1958. They went on to have children named Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike Shula.
Shortly after his first wife died he married again in 1993 to a lady named Mary Anne Stephens.
In 1963 Shula became a head coach at the age of 33, which at that time set the record for youngest head coach in the NFL’s history. He ultimately left the Colts in 1969, having compiled a 71-23-4 record and leading them to the Super Bowl.
He then went on to coach the Dolphins for 25 years, from 1970 to 1995. Cumulatively he had a 347-173-6 record with the squad. This included him winning the Super Bowl with the team in 1972 and 1973.
Even more notable is that during the 1972 season the Dolphins went undefeated. This makes them the only team to accomplish that feat during the 100-year record of the NFL.
Outside of being the winningest coach in NFL history Shula also set a number of other records such as most-consecutive seasons coached and most games coached in general.
Moreover, the stadium at the school he attended, John Carroll University, has been named after him, and there is also an expressway in his honor in Miami, the home of the Dolphins.
He also has the distinction of authoring a few books throughout his career.
He ultimately passed away, aged 90, apparently due to old age.
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Famous quotes by Don Shula
And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season.Don Shula
I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach.Don Shula
Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.Don Shula
You know it's only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.Don Shula
Don Shula's Popularity
Don Shula was a famous American football player and coach, who was born on January 4, 1930. As a person born on this date, Don Shula is listed in our database as the 35th most popular celebrity for the day (January 4) and the 65th most popular for the year (1930).
People born on January 4 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Don Shula is the 974th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Don Shula's birthday, Don Shula is the 10146th most famous American.
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