Friday was a sad day in Pittsburgh and across the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Steeler Nation lost another one of their all-time greats, as Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll passed away at his Sewickley home. Prior to his passing, the 82-year-old former coach had been under a doctor’s care for an undisclosed illness.Pittsburgh (1969-1991), he built one of the most well-known and recognizable dynasties in NFL history and is the founder of Steeler Nation. In all, he went 209-156-1 (four Super Bowls) during his time as head coach. Noll was a first ballot Hall of Famer being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
One of the youngest head coaches in the league, he got his start in coaching at age 28 with the Las Angeles / San Diego Chargers, spending six seasons (five division crowns) with the organization. From there, he joined The Baltimore Colts for three seasons before being tapped to rebuild the historically bad Steelers.
2014 has been a bad year for the franchise and their legends. Earlier this year, scout Bill Nunn, who worked hand-in-hand with Noll to build the dynasty passed away on May 6, at age 89.
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