Don Shula, a Hall of Fame NFL coach who the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles, has died. He was 90.
The Miami Herald was the first to report the coach’s death, citing one of his children.
The Dolphins later confirmed his death in a separate statement.
“Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years. He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene," the team said in a statement. "Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Anne along with his children, Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike.”
Shula is best known for leading the 1972 Miami Dolphins to an undefeated NFL regular season and Superbowl, the only team in NFL history ever to do so.
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