Donald Francis "Don" Shula (born January 4, 1930) is a former American football cornerback and coach.
He is best known as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the team he led to two Super Bowl victories, and to the only perfect season in the history of the National Football League. Shula was named 1993 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. He currently holds the NFL record for most career wins with 347. Shula only had two losing seasons in his 36-year career of coaching in the NFL. He has been head coach for six Super Bowls, a record tied with Bill Belichick. In his first, he set the record for the longest period to be shut out (not scoring until 3:19 remaining). At his next Super Bowl, he set the record for the lowest points scored by any team, with only one field goal. The following year, he coached a perfect season and broke his record of longest shutout, this time with him on the winning side (not giving up any points until 2:07 remaining). Shula's three Super Bowl records and total NFL wins still remain unbroken.
By Dean Hanley
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