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Hall of Fame Professional Football Coach, Professional Football Player. For twenty-three seasons (1969 to 1991), he served as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers and guided them to four Super Bowl titles (January 1975, January 1976, January 1979, January 1980). Born Charles Henry Noll, he attended Benedict High School in Cleveland and received a scholarship to play collegiate football at the University of Dayton. Selected by Cleveland during the 20th round of the 1953 NFL Draft, he totaled 77 career regular season games in seven seasons (1953 to 1959) at the linebacker, offensive guard and center positions. During the course of his career, he experienced two world championships with the Browns (1954 and 1955). After retiring as a player, he began his lengthy coaching career as an assistant in the American Football League with the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and later the Baltimore Colts. In 1969, Noll took over as head coach of the Steelers who yielded a dismal 2 win, 11 loss, 1 tie record the previous season (1968). During his tenure, Pittsburgh fielded Hall of Fame players "Mean" Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris and Lynn Swann, among others. Noll was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and is a member of the University of Dayton Athletics Hall of Fame. (bio by: C.S.)
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As a huge Steelers fan, your name is synonymous with our history. You brought us everlasting success, helping us win four Super Bowls, and your death hit me hard. My one wish was to have seen you coach us on the sidelines, but may you R.I.P., Chuck... -
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