The NFL world is in mourning today as Don Shula, arguably the greatest NFL coach of all time, passed away today at the age of 90. Shula was a head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1963 to 1969 and, more notably, for the Miami Dolphins from 1970 to 1995. His Dolphins remain the only team to finish an entire season undefeated going 17-0 in 1972.
Many NFL teams, coaches, and former players went to social media to share kind words for and about the former coach.
We lost one of the most iconic men in the history of NFL coaching in Don Shula. His leadership and wisdom helped to guide me and many others who have made a life in coaching football. Thank you Coach Shula. May your spirit and legacy live on forever. RIP
— Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) May 4, 2020
Dan Marino saying Don Shula’s legacy as a winning coach is almost impossible to match. pic.twitter.com/QiBJvQ0kJf
— Will Manso (@WillManso) May 4, 2020
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020
We lost the greatest coach of all time. RIP Coach Don Shula pic.twitter.com/nVD0nkQm1W
— Bruce Arians (@BruceArians) May 4, 2020
There were even some heart flet messages from non-NFL celebrities, including PGA great, Jack Nickaus.
I met Don Shula when he took over the Dolphins. It was at La Gorce in Miami, where I worked with Jack Grout. Don sat down for lunch with a guy he didn’t know, just talk football. What a wonderfully nice man he was. That started a special friendship I’ve cherished for 50 years. pic.twitter.com/Li1xoE2BF1
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) May 4, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shula family.
The world lost a Legend.