The legendary, Hall of Fame coach, led the team between 1970 and 1995, where he won two Super Bowl and finished with a regular-season record of 328–156–6. Shula is beloved in the city of Miami and is a huge reason why the team is so legendary. Of course, he was also a part of their undefeated season all the way back in 1972.
Today, it was revealed by the Dolphins that Shula had passed away at his home, at the age of 90. The team put out a statement on Twitter where they sent condolences to his family while also taking the time to honor Shula’s contributions to the franchise.
The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning. pic.twitter.com/MKAtXFA4zd
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020
“Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years,” the Dolphins wrote. “He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Anne along with his children Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike.”
Shula will forever be remembered as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. He set the standard for achieving long term success in the NFL and he will be dearly missed by all.