Hall of Fame Steelers Coach Chuck Noll Dies at 82
Won record 4 Super Bowls
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 14, 2014 3:37 PM CDT
This Dec. 1975, file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, left, and quarterback Terry Bradshaw.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died last night at his home. He was 82. Noll was among family outside Pittsburgh when he died of natural causes, the county medical examiner said, per CNN. Noll transformed the Steelers from a long-standing joke into one of the NFL's pre-eminent powers, becoming the only coach to win four Super Bowls. He was a demanding figure who did not make close friends with his players, yet was a successful and motivating leader.

The Steelers won the four Super Bowls over six seasons (1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979), an unprecedented run that made Pittsburgh one of the NFL's marquee franchises, one that breathed life into a struggling, blue-collar city. "He was one of the great coaches of the game," Steelers owner Dan Rooney once said. Noll's 16-8 record in postseason play remains one of the best in league history. He retired in 1991 with a 209-156-1 record in 23 seasons, after inheriting a team that had never won a postseason game. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

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Jun 15, 2014 1:42 AM CDT
As an older born and bred Pittsburgher, I watched your artistry up close. You reminded me of my old man -- a sonofabitch who was cruel but consistent and only wanted to make us tough and good. There's something to be said for both. Well done, sir. Beautiful journey....
Jun 14, 2014 3:53 PM CDT
RIP Mr.Noll All time greatest NFL coaches 1.Vince Lombardi 2.Chuck Noll 3.Tom Landry 4.Bill Walsh/Bill Belichick