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Ohio Native Chuck Noll Passed Away Yesterday

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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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