Legendary NFL Head coach, Don Shula has passed away.. according to reports. The former Miami Dolphins coach died in the early hours of Monday. Don Shula died at his home. The cause of his death is not yet known to the public.
Don Shula’s death was confirmed by one of his son who spoke to Barry Jackson. Barry Jackson in a series of tweets via his official twitter handle disclosed this news to the public.
In his tweets he wrote.. Very sad new: Dolphins Hall of Fame coach Don Shula passed away this morning at age 90, one of his children confirmed.
Brief Biography of Don Shula
Born on January 4, 1930 to parents Dan and Mary Don Shula was known as the winningest coach in NFL history, with 328 wins under his belt before he retired.
Shula was one of seven kids.
Don Shula started his career of playing football in high school and went on to play at John Carroll University, where he attended college.
He was dedicated to his studies, and graduated in 1951 as a sociology major with a minor in mathematics. While his future in the world of education looked bright, Shula was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the ninth round of the 1951 NFL draft.
In his seven NFL seasons as a player, Shula signed deals with the Cleveland Browns, the Baltimore Colts, and the Washington Redskins.
He played defensive back in 73 games and had 21 interceptions, and recovered four fumbles over the course of his playing career.
Shula is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Stephens, and his five kids.