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Bill Walsh

American Football Coach Bill Walsh

Full Name: William Ernest Walsh
Profession: American Football Coach

United States of America

Biography: Walsh is credited with inventing the West Coast offense, which revolutionized the game of football. As head coach of the San Fransisco 49ers, he won three Super Bowls and was named NFL Coach of the Year twice.

Born: November 30, 1931
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: July 30, 2007 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Historical Events

  • 1989-01-22 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

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