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Ohio Native Chuck Noll Passed Away Yesterday

Matt Gutridge's picture
June 14, 2014 at 8:27am

Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll who was born in Cleveland, played for St. Benedictine High School, the University of Dayton, the Cleveland Browns and won some Super Bowls as a coach died yesterday.

From the yahoosports.com:

Chuck Noll, the legendary coach who guided the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships, died Friday night at his home in suburban Pittsburgh. He was 82.Paramedics responded to a call from Noll's wife, Marianne, at 9:45 p.m. ET when she found him unresponsive. Noll was declared dead 10 minutes later.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner said he died of natural causes.Noll was reported to be under a doctor's care for an undisclosed illness. He had been suffering from back pain and heart issues, among other problems, in recent years.

Chuck Noll

As coach of the Steelers from 1969-91, Noll guided the franchise to Super Bowl wins in the 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979 seasons. In those 23 seasons, Noll's teams went 209-156-1 overall and 16-8 in the playoffs with nine AFC Central titles, making him one of the most successful coaches in postseason history.

Click here to read Noll's AP obituary.

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OSUStu's picture

Truly one of the great figures in football coaching history. RIP.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Matt Gutridge's picture

His record including the playoffs: 209–156–1 and he won 4 Super Bowls.

BroJim's picture

Sad news. RIP.

I season my simple food with hunger

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buckny's picture

Great Coach & HOF!! Steeler Nation Mourns

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Hovenaut's picture

Legend. Son of Ohio.

RIP, thoughts and prayers to the Noll family.

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allinosu's picture

I hated those Steelers under him but those were some of the best teams ever to play football. RIP coach.

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buckskin's picture
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Seattle Linga's picture

Steeler Family lost a good one - he will go down as one of the best.

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