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The game's winner receives a traveling trophy named the Don Shula Award. The award was created to honor coach Vince Lombardi 's legacy, and is awarded annually to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the coach. Harvey in Painesville and played on its football team starting in The Best Show in Football: Coaching stats at PFR.

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In retirement, Shula has lent his name to a chain of steakhouses , Shula's Steakhouse, [44] and a line of condiments. The hotel has guest rooms and specializes in college and professional sport travel. The award was created to honor coach Vince Lombardi 's legacy, and is awarded annually to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the coach.

As part of a government public awareness campaign, he was the first American to sign up for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan benefits, enrolling just after midnight on November 15, In , he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his humanitarian efforts. At John Carroll University, he endowed the Don Shula Chair in Philosophy, which supports the Philosophy Department by presenting programs of interest to philosophers and the general public.

Shula married Painesville native Dorothy Bartish on July 19, They had five children: May 28, , Donna b. April 28, , Sharon b. June 30, , Anne b. May 7, , and Mike Shula b. Dorothy died of breast cancer on February 25, He married Mary Anne Stephens on October 16, In , ads for NutriSystem geared for people age 60 and older featuring the Shulas aired. Shula has been deeply religious throughout his life.

He said in , at the peak of his coaching career, that he attended mass every morning. Shula set numerous records in his 33 seasons as a head coach. He is the all-time leader in victories with He is first in most games coached , most consecutive seasons coached 33 , and Super Bowl losses four, tied with Bud Grant , Dan Reeves , and Marv Levy.

His teams won seven NFL conference titles: Shula's teams were consistently among the least penalized in the NFL, and Shula served on the Rules Committee, to help change the game to a more pass-oriented league. He had a winning record against almost every coach he faced, with several exceptions: Levy, against whom he was 5—14 during the regular season and 0—3 in the playoffs; John Madden, against whom he was 2—2 in the regular season and 1—2 in the playoffs for a total of 3—4; and Bill Cowher, against whom Shula was 1—2 late in his career.

The game's winner receives a traveling trophy named the Don Shula Award. On January 31, , a statue of him was unveiled at Hard Rock Stadium. He has co-authored three books: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Don Shula Shula in Pro Football Hall of Fame. From Harvey to Hall". Archived from the original on Archived from the original PDF on The Best Show in Football: The — Cleveland Browns.

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Arkansas Business Publishing Group. Retrieved October 3, Links to related articles. Miami Dolphins head coaches. Baltimore Colts NFL champions. Baltimore Colts inaugural season roster. Walter Camp Man of the Year Award winners. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year. Olympic Hockey Team Sugar Ray Leonard Women's Soccer Team Boston Red Sox Miami Dolphins Honor Roll inductees.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Aikman Blanda Bradshaw L. Brown Campbell Csonka T. Sanders Sayers Simpson E. Smith Jim Taylor T. He said in , at the peak of his coaching career, that he attended mass every morning. Shula set numerous records in his 33 seasons as a head coach.

He is the all-time leader in victories with He is first in most games coached , most consecutive seasons coached 33 , and Super Bowl losses four, tied with Bud Grant , Dan Reeves , and Marv Levy. His teams won seven NFL conference titles: Shula's teams were consistently among the least penalized in the NFL, and Shula served on the Rules Committee, to help change the game to a more pass-oriented league.

He had a winning record against almost every coach he faced, with several exceptions: Levy, against whom he was 5—14 during the regular season and 0—3 in the playoffs; John Madden, against whom he was 2—2 in the regular season and 1—2 in the playoffs for a total of 3—4; and Bill Cowher, against whom Shula was 1—2 late in his career.

The game's winner receives a traveling trophy named the Don Shula Award. On January 31, , a statue of him was unveiled at Hard Rock Stadium. He has co-authored three books: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Don Shula Shula in Pro Football Hall of Fame. From Harvey to Hall". Archived from the original on Archived from the original PDF on The Best Show in Football: The — Cleveland Browns. The Britannica Guide to Football. The Rosen Publishing Group. The News and Courier.

College Football Data Warehouse. The Plain Dealer cleveland. Cleveland Browns and the Championship. Colts Is 'Sudden Death ' ". Retrieved September 8, Retrieved November 15, Archived July 25, , at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 18, Retrieved June 5, Dolphins Honors — Don Shula". Arkansas Business Publishing Group. Retrieved October 3, Links to related articles.

Miami Dolphins head coaches. Baltimore Colts NFL champions. Baltimore Colts inaugural season roster. Walter Camp Man of the Year Award winners. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year. Olympic Hockey Team Sugar Ray Leonard Women's Soccer Team Boston Red Sox Miami Dolphins Honor Roll inductees. Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Aikman Blanda Bradshaw L.

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