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Don Shula

NFL Head Coach Don Shula

Profession: NFL Head Coach

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Best known as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the team he led to two Super Bowl victories, and to the NFL's only perfect season.

Shula currently holds the NFL record for most career wins with 347, and only had two losing seasons in his 36-year career of coaching in the NFL.

Born: January 4, 1930
Birthplace: Grand River, Ohio, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: May 4, 2020 (aged 90)

Married Life

  • 1958-07-19 NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish
  • 1993-10-16 NFL coach Don Shula (63) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

Historical Events

  • 1991-09-22 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory
  • 1993-11-14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history
  • 1994-10-02 Legendary Miami head coach Don Shula beats Cincinnati head coach and his son David in the first-ever NFL meeting between father and son; Dolphins defeat the Bengals, 23-7
  • 1996-01-05 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

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