Legendary Coach Bill Walsh Dies

Bill Walsh, famous for creating the West Coast Offense and leading the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl victories, died today after a battle with leukemia. Walsh coached for 10 seasons in the NFL and left a significant mark on the game with a lasting legacy. Coaches who worked for Walsh include George Seifert, Mike Holmgren, Dennis Green, Sam Wyche, Ray Rhodes and Bruce Coslet.

Walsh completed his career in 1989 with a 102-63-1 overall record, as well as six division titles and 10 post season victories. He won the NFL Coach of the Year award twice and was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Many of his former assistants mentioned above passed on his style of offense to coaches including Mike Shanahan, Jon Gruden, Brian Billick, Andy Reid, Pete Carroll, Gary Kubiak, Steve Mariucci and Jeff Fisher.


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