Former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula — the winningest coach in NFL history — died at the age of 90 on Monday morning. The Dolphins said Shula passed away “peacefully at his home.”
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt issued a statement on behalf of the Chiefs on Monday afternoon.
HUNT: “Without a doubt, Don Shula was one of the greatest coaches in the history of any sport. Over the course of his remarkable 33 seasons as a head coach, Coach Shula had a profound impact on the game he loved, paving the way for the exciting brand of offensive football that has become a mainstay in the modern NFL. No one coached more games or won more games than Coach Shula, and his 1972 Dolphins set a standard for perfection that has never been duplicated. On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Shula family and the Miami Dolphins.”
Combining the regular season and playoffs, Shula compiled 347 wins during his coaching career from 1963-95. His last home victory as a head coach came against the Chiefs — 13-6 on Monday Night Football in December of 1995.
Total wins, head coach
- Shula - 347
- George Halas - 324
- Bill Belichick - 304
- Tom Landry - 270
- Curly Lambeau - 229
- Andy Reid - 222