from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Shula, Donald Francis Known as "Don.” Born 1930. American football coach. In a 32-year career, mainly with the Miami Dolphins (1970-1995), he established the record for most wins as a coach (347) in National Football League history.


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  • American professional football coach and author, Shula is known mainly as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

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  • Shula is best known for coaching the 1972 Miami Dolphins to a perfect 17-0 record, winning back-to-back Super Bowls, and founding a chain of steakhouses.

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  • ATHENS, Georgia (Ticker) -- Alabama coach Mike Shula is watching his season and his quarterback rotation reach new depths.

  • The win was the first by the Golden Panthers (3-6, 2-4 Sun Belt) over the Owls (2-9, 2-5) in the four-year history of their annual game dubbed the Shula Bowl. - Scores

  • Another had the name Mike Shula, son of Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula but won few hearts with his 26-23 record.

  • Other speakers included team owner Stephen Ross, who called Shula "the soul of the franchise," and Dolphins coach Tony Sparano.

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  • He called Shula, his former coach and one of his closest friends.

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  • On Sunday afternoons, when I was not playing with the Shondells, I used to sneak into a local nightclub called Shula’s and drink beer.

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  • Â At the age of 33, Shula became the head coach of the Baltimore Colts in 1963.

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  • Â By 1970, Shula was offered the head coaching position for the Miami Dolphins and stayed there until he retired in 1995.

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