- The NFL lost one of their legendary coach, Don Shula. He was one of the greatest coaches famous for his leadership for Miami Dolphins. He was a two-times Super Bowl Champion, NFL Champion, four times AP NFL Coach of the Year, NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 1070s All-Decade Team, and Miami Dolphins Honor Roll. He was a legendary coach and was praised his great coaching of the Miami Dolphins.
- Death Cause and Funeral Details
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married to Wife, Mary Anne Stephens
- Parents, Siblings, and Family
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
The NFL lost one of their legendary coach, Don Shula. He was one of the greatest coaches famous for his leadership for Miami Dolphins. He was a two-times Super Bowl Champion, NFL Champion, four times AP NFL Coach of the Year, NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 1070s All-Decade Team, and Miami Dolphins Honor Roll. He was a legendary coach and was praised his great coaching of the Miami Dolphins.
Donald Francis Shula was born on January 4, 1930, in Grand River, Ohio, and was 90 years old at the time of his death. He had attended Painesville Harvey and graduated from John Carroll College. He held American nationality and came from White ethnicity.
Death Cause and Funeral Details
Don Shula, the former Dolphins coach, passed away on May 4, 2020, at age 90. According to the Dolphins, he passed away peacefully at his home from natural causes. The team confirmed the death of their longtime coach. The tweet read,
“The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning.”
Upon his death, NFL tweeted,
“Rest in peace to the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula.”
Earvin Magic Johnson wrote,
“RIP NFL Hall of Fame Coach and 2X Super Bowl champion Don Shula! My prayers go out to his family.”
His family has not shared anything regarding his funeral as of now. However, we will be sure to update on the subject once more information is released on his funeral.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Don started as a football player and played for the Cleveland Browns from 1951-1952, the Baltimore Colts form 1953-56, and the Washington Redskins in 1957. However, he started his career as a coach in 1960 with the Detroit Lions until 1962. He then coached Baltimore Colts in 1963. During his time as the leader, the team won 71 games, lost 23, and tied 4.
However, his fame comes from his coaching career with the Miami Dolphins with whom he had started in 1970. He became the first NFL coach to win 100 games in 10 seasons. Moreover, the Dolphin became the first team to go undefeated through an entire season and the playoffs, resulting in a Super Bowl victory in 1972-73. Apart from his income as a coach, Don had lent his name to a chain of a steakhouse and a line of condiments and was endorsed by NutriSystem. Don Shula had a net worth of $30 million before death.
Married to Wife, Mary Anne Stephens
Don was married twice in his life. He was first married to a woman named Dorothy Bartish, a native to Painesville. The couple had tied the knot on July 19, 1958, and had five children; Dave Shula (born on May 28, 1959), Donna (born on April 28, 1961), Sharon (born on June 30, 1962), Anne (born on May 7, 1964), and Mike Shula (born on June 3, 1965). Unfortunately, his first wife passed away because of breast cancer on February 25, 1991. The same year the Don Shula Foundation for Breast Cancer Research was founded.
Don married Mary Anne Stephens on October 16, 1993. The two first met at a New Year’s Day party in 1992 on Indian Creek Island, Florida, at golfer Ray Floyd’s home. The couple started dating that spring. Moreover, Don became 4th husband to Mary Anne. The couple was said to be happy together by those close to the couple.
Parents, Siblings, and Family
Don was born to his parents Dan and Mary. His father had worked for $9 a week and had saved enough to buy a house where Don spent his childhood. He also had six siblings, including a set of triplets born in 1936. Among his siblings, he had a brother named Jim Shula and three sisters named Irene Battista, Jane Shula, and Jeannette Moroz.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Don Shula had a height of 5 feet and 10 inches and weighed around 86 kg.