Don Shula died Monday at the age of 90 as one of the greatest NFL head coaches of all time. Shula’s coaching career was defined by an almost preposterous amount of winning. Over his 33-year coaching career, he won an NFL record 347 games,1 and he remains the only head coach to lead his team to a perfect Super Bowl-winning season.
Shula was the second-longest tenured head coach in NFL history, and his sustained dominance is unmatched in NFL history. Both Bill Walsh and John Madden coached for just 10 seasons, and both were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Shula tripled that longevity across two franchises and a career that spanned from 1963 to 1995, and he was the only head coach in NFL history to lead his team to a Super Bowl appearance in three separate decades,2 according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group.
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