Don Shula was one of the most successful coaches in the history of the National Football League. Shula was an NFL Head Coach for 33 consecutive years (1963-69 with the Baltimore Colts and 1970-95 with the Miami Dolphins). Shula only had two losing seasons as a Head Coach.
Prior to getting into coaching , Shula was a defensive back in the NFL for seven seasons.
Don Shula always will be remembered for leading the Miami Dolphins to an undefeated season. In 1972, the Dolphins went 14-0 in the regular season with three more post-season wins including a Super Bowl victory over the Washington Redskins. The Dolphins also won the Super Bowl the following season although Shula's teams went 2-4 in Super Bowls.
Shula's sons Mike and Dave also were head coaches. Mike at Alabama and Dave with the Cincinnati Bengals.
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