Where is Don Shula buried?
Don Shula is buried at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery Doral, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA.
Don Shula holds the record for most victories as a head coach in the National Football League’s history (NFL). He began playing football as a child against the wishes of his parents and attended a tiny college, where he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1951, despite his parents’ disapproval.
When Don Shula became a coach, he had previously played for the Baltimore Colts and the Washington Redskins before that. He was a defensive lineman in the NFL for seven seasons, participating in 73 games and intercepting 21 passes.
In 1963, at the age of 33, he was named head coach of the Baltimore Colts, becoming him the NFL’s youngest-ever head coach. He became head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 1970 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1995. A perfect season and two Super Bowl triumphs were among his many accomplishments as coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Sports Illustrated awarded Don Shula its Sportsman of the Year in 1993. In 33 years as an NFL head coach, he only had two losing seasons and six Super Bowl appearances to his credit. With 347 victories and 526 victories under his coaching belt, he is the all-time leader in the National Football League.
A year after his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation founded the “Lombardi Honour of Excellence” in 1999 to honor the legacy of coach Vince Lombardi and award an individual who epitomizes the spirit of the coach.
He threw the coin at the end of the pregame festivities at Super Bowl XXXVII. He was a member of the Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation during Super Bowl XLII in Miami Gardens in 2007.
On February 3, 2008, he opened the Super Bowl XLII, and in 2011, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his humanitarian work. A philosophy chair named in his honor has been established at his alma mater, John Carroll University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy.