Ex-Steelers coach Chuck Noll dies at age 82

The Hall-of-Fame coach passed away Friday night at 82.

The patriarch of the greatest team in NFL history has died.

News broke out late Friday that Chuck Noll passed away at about 9:45 p.m. when his wife found him unresponsive.

Noll, who had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, was 82 years old. Noll had also suffered from a bad back in recent years, which kept his mobility to a minimum.

Chuck Noll (1932-2014)

The Steelers coach for 23 years starting in 1969, Noll's first Steelers team won a single game but three years later earned the franchise's first division title. Pittsburgh won their first ever Super Bowl just two years later.

Three more Super Bowl victories followed in the 1970s, dubbing the Steelers as the team of the decade.

Noll retired following the 1991 season with a 209-156-1 record. He is still the only four-time Super Bowl winning coach. Noll was inducted into the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame in 1993.

Noll was born on January 5, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Dayton, Noll played linemen for the Browns under Hall-of-Fame coach Paul Brown. Noll was the defensive coordinator of the 1968 NFL Champion Colts before being hired by the Rooneys before the 1969 season.

"Doing everything you can, and then doing a little bit more to help the team win is doing whatever it takes." - Chuck Noll, 1932-2014

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