Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll has died at the age of 82.
The Allegheny County coroner’s office has confirmed that Noll passed away at about 10:00 PM Friday night. His death was attributed to natural causes.
Noll coached the Steelers for 23 years, leading the team to its first four Super Bowl victories. His overall record was 209-156-1, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame in 1993, his first year of eligibility.
Noll was born in Cleveland, played college football at Dayton and was a player for the Cleveland Browns from 1953 until 1959. He then served as an assistant coach for the AFL’s San Diego Chargers and the NFL’s Baltimore Colts before being named head coach of the Steelers in 1969.
Noll is the only head coach to have won four Super Bowls. Under Noll, the Steelers captured Lombardi Trophies for winning Super Bowls IX, X, XIII and XIV, after their wins in the AFC championship games that followed the 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979 seasons.
Noll was named NFL Coach-of-the-Year in 1989. He retired following the 1991 season. Reports indicate he spent much of his later years in Florida, but also maintained a home in suburban Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Marianne, and a son, Chris, who is a teacher at a private high school in Connecticut.