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Noll, Chuck

(Charles Henry Noll), 1932–2014, American professional football coach, b. Cleveland, B.S. Univ. of Dayton, 1953. A guard and linebacker in college and with the Cleveland Browns (1953–59), he was a defensive coach with the AFL's San Diego (initially Los Angeles) Chargers (1960–65) and the NFL's Baltimore Colts (1966–68) before he became head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Through astute draft picks and an emphasis on fundamentals, Noll turned a team that was the NFL's worst team into one that dominated the sport in the 1970s, winning four Super Bowls (1974–75, 1978–79), a record, in six years. The team also won nine AFC Central division titles. He retired as the Steelers' head coach in 1991 with a record of 209–156–1.
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He can leave Joe Gibbs and Bill Walsh behind and join former Steelers great Chuck Noll as the only coaches with four rings with a win in Arizona.
Saint Vincent provides housing to the Steelers players and staff in Rooney Hall, meals in the college dining hall, use of the meticulously groomed natural turf at Chuck Noll Field, indoor fitness equipment in the Carey Student Center and other campus facilities.
We're our own worst enemy,'' Dungy said, recalling how different it was in 1981, when he began coaching under Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh, where he'd spent most of his brief playing career.
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I came up with a guy, Chuck Noll, who is a defensive guy, who I learned a lot from,'' Fox said of the Hall of Fame coach of the Steelers.
That's why the Rooneys stayed with Chuck Noll through three losing seasons and why they rewarded Cowher, who still had two years left on his contract, a two-year extension worth a reported $9 million this summer.
ROCKY BLEIER, on the most self-assured person he has ever known: "It has to be Chuck Noll.