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 and a line of condiments.
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.
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Shula served for 11 months in the Ohio National Guard in 1952 during the Korean War.
Don and Mary Anne Shula at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival