Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL historical past, has died at 90, the Miami Dolphins introduced Monday.
“Coach Shula – you’ll really be missed! You embody the definition of ‘greatness,'” Corridor of Fame quarterback Dan Marino tweeted. “You introduced that profitable angle with you on daily basis and made everybody round you higher.”
Marino added: “Thanks for all the time believing in me. You made me a greater participant and particular person.”
As coach of the Dolphins and Baltimore Colts, Shula compiled a 347-173-6 document with six Tremendous Bowl appearances. He led the Dolphins to 2 Tremendous Bowl victories and to the league’s solely good season.
“We misplaced one of the vital iconic males within the historical past of NFL teaching in Don Shula. His management and knowledge helped to information me and plenty of others who’ve made a life in teaching soccer,” former Pittsburgh Steelers coach and member of the 2020 Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame class Invoice Cowher tweeted. “Thanks Coach Shula. Could your spirit and legacy stay on ceaselessly.”
This is what figures from across the NFL and past are saying concerning the legendary coach.
At this time is a tragic day. Coach Shula was the uncommon man who exemplified true greatness in each side of his life. He shall be so missed by so many however his legacy of character and excellence will endure. All my greatest to Mary Anne and the Shula household. pic.twitter.com/PLoIhyPGrl
— Tom Garfinkel (@TomGarfinkel) Could 4, 2020
“Nobody had extra of an impression on the success and profitable custom of the Miami Dolphins than Coach Shula.” – GM Chris Grier pic.twitter.com/hee5ToEJjt
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) Could 4, 2020
Coach Shula – you’ll really be missed! You embody the definition of “greatness.” You introduced that profitable angle with you on daily basis and made everybody round you higher. (Half half of) pic.twitter.com/Ytoi5l7H4F
— Dan Marino (@DanMarino) Could 4, 2020
Thanks for all the time believing in me. You made me a greater participant and particular person. My ideas & prayers are with all the Shula household. Love you Coach! #RIP (Half 2 of two) pic.twitter.com/iFMLip3dCV
— Dan Marino (@DanMarino) Could 4, 2020
Although I by no means personally met Coach Shula that quote was on the wall above the doorways earlier than you walked out of the ability in Miami. Via the perfect and worse days it jogged my memory to by no means accept lower than my greatest. Thanks coach
— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) Could 4, 2020
— Richmond Webb (@RichmondWebb) Could 4, 2020
We misplaced one of the vital iconic males within the historical past of NFL teaching in Don Shula. His management and knowledge helped to information me and plenty of others who’ve made a life in teaching soccer. Thanks Coach Shula. Could your spirit and legacy stay on ceaselessly. RIP
— Invoice Cowher (@CowherCBS) Could 4, 2020
There are practically 7.8b individuals on the planet. What number of will say they’ve impacted as many individuals at @DonShula. He was an imperfect man striving for perfection and acquired it as soon as. The remainder of the time he got here actually shut. What a legacy we got. #RIPGOAT pic.twitter.com/7LzQYi2s6h
— Twan Russell (@TwanRussell) Could 4, 2020
R.I.P. to the goat Don Shula🙏🏾
— DeVante Parker (@DeVanteParker11) Could 4, 2020
RIP NFL Corridor of Fame Coach and 2X Tremendous Bowl champion Don Shula! My prayers exit to his household.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) Could 4, 2020
R.I.H Coach Shula…the most effective to ever do it. My condolences to his household🙏🙏
— PAT SURTAINl (@psurtain23) Could 4, 2020
A really unhappy day for soccer.
Don Shula handed away.
I’m blessed to have performed 2 yrs for coach Shula. For that I’m a greater man!
— Ron Jaworski (@JawsCEOQB) Could 4, 2020
We are going to bear in mind the nice feats, like the one good season in NFL historical past, but in addition the qualities – onerous work, character, decency – that made Don Shula not only a nice coach, but in addition a fantastic man.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) Could 4, 2020
Relaxation in peace, Coach Shula.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) Could 4, 2020
Relaxation In Peace “Don Shula”! Legendary🙏🏽🐐
— Davon Godchaux (@ChauxDown) Could 4, 2020
RIP Don Shula. As a child rising up I idolized him. As an agent it was an honor to take care of him. He was a person of nice integrity and equity. An All time legend each on and off the sector. His legacy will endure!
— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) Could 4, 2020
The GOAT Don Shula has handed R.I.P Coach I’m completely satisfied to have met him at an occasion the place me and #UD obtain award put them by Ron E book and his daughter. One of the best factor of all of it He knew me and the songs I made we acquired fun. My condolence to the Shula household @MiamiDolphins pic.twitter.com/XBNEzWDLpZ
— Luther Luke Campbell (@unclelukereal1) Could 4, 2020
We are going to miss you, Don Shula. One of many final of the all-time greats from an unbelievable period.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) Could 4, 2020