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Bill Walsh (1931-2007)

Posted by Ryan on July 30, 2007

Bill Walsh died today at the age of 75, losing his battle with leukemia.  He was the famed coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1988, winning three Super Bowls (1981, 1984, 1988), grooming both Joe Montana and countless others, and introducing the league to the innovative “West Coast” offense in the process.  He was perhaps the most dominant football coach in his time retiring with a 102-63-1 record along side his 10-4 playoff record.  Most of all, he is remembered as a pleasant and gracious man, attuned to the effective role of minorities in coaching, and involved heavily with the league even after his induction to the Football Hall of Fame in 1993. 

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One Response to “Bill Walsh (1931-2007)”

  1. Chris said

    Very sad to hear…speaking as a Giants fan, I’ve always respected him as a coach and a person and there have been many a times that he was across the sideline during the glory years. A class act who has been great for the game, he has left his mark and will truly be missed.

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