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Aug 3, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; Miami Dolphins former coach Don Shula at the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Whether by his own accord or pressure from owner Wayne Huizenga, Don Shula retired at the end of the 1995 season paving the way for Huizenga to hire former UM and Dallas Cowboy head coach Jimmy Johnson. Shula’s retirement brought about serious change to the Dolphins. Miami trended away from the pass first style of offense and attempted to become a more pounding offense like that used in Dallas under Johnson.

Shula retired with 347 victories, the most by any head coach in the history of the NFL. He led the Dolphins to five Super Bowl appearances and led the Baltimore Colts to one. He also won the NFL Championship in 1968 prior to the merger of the AFL and NFL. Shula retired with 14 division titles, five AFC Championship titles, and six NFL Coach of the Year honors. In 1993 he was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

Shula coached a total of 490 games over his career and won an impressive .678% of those games.

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