Don Shula was an American football defensive back and coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1963 to 1995. The head coach of the Miami Dolphins for most of his career, Shula is the NFL’s winningest head coach at 347 career victories and 328 regular-season victories.
He held his first head coaching position with the Baltimore Colts, whom he led for seven seasons, and spent his next 26 seasons with Miami. Shula had only two losing seasons during his 33 years as a head coach and led the Dolphins to two consecutive Super Bowl titles in Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII. His first Super Bowl title during 1972 is the only perfect season in NFL history.
Don Shula is the only coach in history to preside over a perfect season that included an undefeated regular season and Super Bowl win. He accomplished that feat with the 1972 Dolphins. The 2007 New England Patriots had a perfect season but did not win the Super Bowl. During his career as a football player, Shula played for the Cleveland Browns (1951-52), the Baltimore Colts (1953-56), and the Washington Redskins (1957).
How Much Was Don Shula Worth When He Died?
Don Shula was a legendary Football player and coach who had a net worth of $60 million at the time of his death. Don Shula died on May 4, 2020, at the age of 90.
What did Don Shula die of?
No cause of death was given, but it did not appear to be coronavirus-related. His wife, Mary Anne, said he had sought treatment recently for fluid retention and sleep apnea.