Don Shula

American football player and coach (1930-2020)
Don Shula at 2014 MIFF (cropped).jpg

Donald Francis Shula (January 4, 1930 – May 4, 2020) was an American professional football coach and player. He had the most wins for a coach in National Football League (NFL) history.

Shula was best known for his time being the longtime head coach of the Miami Dolphins, leading them to two Super Bowl victories. He was the head coach of the Baltimore Colts. He played professionally as a defensive back for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts, and Washington Redskins.

In 1997, he was added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In retirement, he owned many steak restaurants[1] and a line of condiments.[2]

Shula was born in Grand River, Ohio. He studied at John Carroll University. Shula died on May 4, 2020 in Indian Creek, Florida at the age of 90.[3]


  1. Shula's
  2. Shula's Online Store Archived January 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Dolphins Hall of Fame coach Don Shula dies at 90". May 4, 2020. Retrieved May 4, 2020.

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