He picked up the Pittsburgh Steelers from the bottom of the pile, and when he finished with them, they had become a fearsome powerhouse. Chuck Noll, the man who led his team to four Super Bowl victories — the most by any head coach — died late Friday.
He was 82.
Family was by his side when Noll passed away of natural causes at his home in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said.
He had suffered from Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
His Super Bowl triumphs are the tip of the iceberg of the winning legacy Noll left behind.
His overall head coaching record: 209 wins, 156 losses and one tie.