Don Shula, legendary Miami Dolphins head coach, dies at 90


Don Shula, the most successful head coach in National Football League history and a Miami Dolphins legend for half a century, has passed away. He was 90 years old. The Dolphins confirmed Shula’s death with a statement on social media.

CBS Miami reports that Shula is survived by his wife, Mary Anne, and five children; Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike. Shula’s children came from a previous marriage to his first wife, Dorothy, who died of breast cancer in 1991.

Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula has a say in an official game in 1972.

Born in Grand River, Ohio in 1930, football came naturally to Shula from an early age. Her parents initially forbade her from playing because of the risk of injury, Shula even forged her parents’ signature on a high school permission to play card.

Shula would play 73 games in seven seasons in the NFL as a defensive back, ending his career with 21 steals.

The Professional Football Hall of Fame arrived in South Florida in 1970 when Miami Dolphins owner Joe Robbie signed with Shula to become the team’s second head coach in his fifth year of existence.


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