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Chuck Noll Biography
Chuck Noll, was born on January 5, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio. Noll is a former NFL player and coach, most notably the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for 23 seasons from 1969 until 1991. Noll has more Super Bowl wins than any other head coach in NFL history, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
He won four Super Bowl championships in a six-year period starting with a 16-6 win over Minnesota in Super Bowl IX and culminating with a 31-19 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV. Pittsburgh also defeated Dallas twice in classic struggles, 21-17 in Super Bowl X and 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII. Noll took over a Pittsburgh team that had never won a championship of any kind in almost 40 years of National Football League play.
Through shrewd drafts and strong guidance, Chuck Noll helped team owner Art Rooney and the Steelers shed their lovable losers image. He quickly established a building program with an emphasis on the annual college draft to realize the ultimate goal of an NFL championship.
The rebuilding program bore fruit much more quickly than could have been expected. His fourth team in 1972 finished with an 11-3-0 record and the AFC Central Division title. The Steelers lost the 1972 AFC championship to the undefeated Miami Dolphins 21-17.
Altogether, Noll's team won nine AFC Central Division championships and they had winning records in 15 of his last 20 seasons with the Steelers. He retired with an impressive 209-156-1 record in all games, including a 16-8-0 post-season record.
Chuck Noll's legacy included providing opportunities for African-Americans. Under Noll, Joe Gilliam became the league's first African American starting quarterback (starting ahead of Terry Bradshaw briefly during the 1974 season). In 1975, Franco Harris became the first African American to win the Super Bowl MVP award. During the 1980s, Tony Dungy (who briefly played under Noll in the late 1970s) got his start as an NFL assistant coach, initially as the Steelers' Defensive Backs Coach and later Defensive Coordinator. Noll strongly promoted Dungy as a well-qualified head coaching candidate, but it did not happen with the Steelers when Noll retired after the 1991 season. However, Dungy did become head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and later became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl (XLI) with the Indianapolis Colts.
On August 2, 2007, the field at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania was dedicated and renamed Chuck Noll Field in honor of the former coach. For more than 40 years the Steelers have held their summer camp at St. Vincent College, as it was Noll's idea to take the team away from the distractions in the city to prepare for the season each year.
Chuck Noll was honored on October 7, 2007 at Heinz Field during the pre-game ceremonies
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