Former NFL Head Coach Dies at age 86

Former NFL Head Coach Dies at age 86

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On April 27, 1932, Robert Charles Knox Sr, AKA Chuck Knox was born in a small town in Pensylvania. Knox started his coaching career from 1969 to 1972 he worked with various teams as an offensive coordinator.

Then, in 1973 he got his first head coaching gig with the Los Angeles Rams. From 1974-1976 he leads the Los Angeles Rams to the NFC Championship game. Unfortunately, they would lose all three games falling short of the Super Bowl.

In 1978, Knox would resign as the Rams head coach and then take over the Buffalo Bills Head coaching job. As the Bills head guy, he took them to the AFC Divisional round falling two games short of the Super Bowl. In 1983 he took over as the Seattle Seahawks coach where he took the Seahawks to their first AFC Championship game in 1983. Knox would coach the Seattle Seahawks until the end of the 1991 season.

From 1992-1994, Chuck Knox came back to the Los Angeles Rams where in three seasons with the Rams, finished last in the NFC West.

As a head coach, Knox has an impressive overall record of 186-147 in the regular season and 7-11 when it came to the postseason just falling short of the Super Bowl.

On May 12, 2018, after a very long battle with dementia, he passed away at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley, and his children Chris, Kathy, Colleen and Chuck Jr., and six grandchildren.

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