Don Shula | Career in photos

  • Don Shula, left, is introduced as Miami Dolphins coach by team owner Joe Robbie in 1970. JOE SCHUPPE / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula watches on the sidelines during Super Bowl VI against the Dallas Cowboys at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on Jan. 16, 1972. The Cowboys defeated the Dolphins 24-3. MALCOLM EMMONS / US PRESSWIRE

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is congratulated following his 100th career victory after a 24-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers, Oct. 15, 1972. STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula poses with quarterbacks Earl Morrall and Bob Griese on Jan. 3, 1973 in Miami. MARK FOLEY / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried off the field after defeating Washington 14-7 to win the Super Bowl in Los Angeles in this Jan. 14, 1973 photo. AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is lifted up in celebration of winning the Super Bowl VII over the Washington Redskins to complete the NFL's only perfect season with a 14-7 victory on Jan. 14, 1973 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula lets out with a roar as the gun sounds to give his team a 14-7 Super Bowl victory over the Washington Redskins in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 1973. Shula coached the 1972 Dolphins to a 17-0 record, still the only perfect season in NFL history. AP FILE PHOTO

  • A smiling Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried off the field after his team won the Super Bowl game with a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins during Super Bowl VII in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 1973. JOHN WALTHER / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula waves the Super Bowl trophy for fans in this Jan. 15, 1973 photo, in Miami, as the team arrived after winning the Super Bowl. Shula's son David looks on at right. Shula coached the 1972 Dolphins to a 17-0 record, still the only perfect season in NFL history. AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, left, and coach Don Shula smile during Super Bowl XIX media day at Oakland Stadium on Jan. 15, 1985. Miami was to face the San Francisco 49ers. AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried on his team's shoulders after his 325th victory, at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium in this Nov. 14, 1993 photo. AMY SANCETTA / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula poses for an NFL Preview section in the Herald in July of 1994. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, left, hugs his son Dave Shula, coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, after their game in Cincinnati Sunday night, Oct. 2, 1994 in the first father-son coaching matchup in NFL history. DAVID KOHL / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula, left, meets with his son, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Dave Shula, before the start of their game Sunday, Oct. 1, 1995, in Cincinnati. DAVID KOHL / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Injured Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, left, discusses strategy with coach Don Shula in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome, Sunday, Oct. 15, 1995 in New Orleans. ALEX BRANDON / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, left, gives Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino a congratulatory hug as Marino was honored Monday night, Dec. 10, 1995 for breaking three standing passing records previously held by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton. RICK BOWMER / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula congratulates quarterback Dan Marino with a hug after he broke Fran Tarkenton's record for all-time passing yards in game against New England Patriots on Dec. 10, 1995 at Joe Robbie Stadium. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula, right, congratulates Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy upon the Bills' 37-22 AFC Playoff win Saturday, Dec. 30, 1995, at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. BILL SIKES / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Don Shula receives a hug from Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga at a press conference announcing Shula's resignation as Dolphins head coach on Jan. 5, 1996. C.M. GUERRERO / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula co-starring with Regis Philbin at the Chris Evert Celebrity Tennis Classic in Boca Raton, Oct. 26, 1996. PETE STACHIW / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula waves to the crowd at Pro Player Stadium after being inducted into the team's Ring of Honor Monday, Nov. 25, 1996. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Don Shula waves to the crowd after he was introduced by his sons at the podium during his induction ceremony into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on July 26, 1997. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Don Shula poses with sons, David, left, and Mike, right, during his induction ceremony into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on July 26, 1997. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula poses with his bronze bust after being enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, July 26, 1997, in Canton, Ohio. MARK DUNCAN / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Don Shula throws out the first pitch in the rain alongside Billy the Marlin before the start of a game between the Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves on July 31, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, right, acknowledges the crowd after receiving his Hall of Fame ring as his wife Mary Anne stands beside him during a game against the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 11, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • The 1972 Miami Dolphins celebrate the 25th anniversary of their perfect season during a halftime ceremony, from left, the widow of Maulty Moore (79), Don Shula, Jim Langer (62), and Bob Kuechenberg (67) at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Monday, Nov. 17, 1997. JASON WISE / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Don Shula, right, gets an assist with a wireless microphone from technician Dave Arnold following a news conference Tuesday, June 16, 1998, in Cleveland. Shula was introduced as a minority investor and executive vice president in a group seeking ownership of the expansion Cleveland Browns. MARK DUNCAN / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula demonstrates how he felt during Super Bowl VII when kicker Garo Yepremian made his infamous 'backward pass' during a media event in Pembroke Pines, Jan. 22, 1999. BOB EIGHMIE / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula has fun playing in the Doral-Ryder Open's Bridgestone Gold Pro-Am on March 3, 1999. PATRICK FARRELL / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer Nick Buonicotti is presented his ring at halftime of a game against the New England Patriots by former coach Don Shula on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 at Pro Player Stadium. C.W. GRIFFIN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 his second annual BankUnited Don Shula Celebrity Classic golf tournament during a press conference at the Don Shula Golf Club in Miami Lakes. CHUCK FADELY / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, center, watches at referee Bill Carollo explains the coin toss before Super Bowl XXXVII between the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in San Diego, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003. DAVE MARTIN / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Former NFL coach Don Shula, left, and his son, Mike, the new Alabama football coach, talk during Alabama's afternoon practice Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. JOHN DAVID MERCER / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula stands on the sidelines before their game against the St. Louis Rams at Pro Player Stadium on Oct. 24, 2004 in Miami. The Dolphins won 31-14. ELIOT J. SCHECTER / GETTY IMAGES

  • Miami Dolphins Hall of Famers Nick Buoniconti, left, Larry Little, center, and Don Shula chat before a halftime Hall of Fame ring presentation for quarterback Dan Marino on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at Dolphins Stadium. JARED LAZARUS / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula congratulates Dick Anderson after being inducted in the team's Ring of Honor on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. JEFFREY BOAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula carries the championship trophy while Indianapolis Colts cornerback Tim Jennings (27) and Indianapolis Colts linebacker Cato June (59), right, reach out to touch it after winning Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. AL DIAZ / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Tiger Woods is presented the winner's tropy by Hall of Fame football coach Don Shula after winning his sixth WGC-CA Championship at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa on Sunday, March 25, 2007. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula tees off on the first hole at the Doral Country Club & Spa on Dec. 14, 2007. Shula joined Miami Dolphin players from the 1972 perfect season gathered to play as part of a week-long reunion. JOHN VANBEEKUM / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese sneaks up on former head coach Don Shula in front of the media gathered at the Doral Country Club and Spa as part of a week-long reunion of the 1972 Dolphins team on Dec. 14, 2007. JOHN VANBEEKUM / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and coach Don Shula stand along the sideline during the Farewell to the Orange Bowl Stadium festivities on Jan. 26, 2008. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula points to crowd before the start of a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Dolphin Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Florida Atlantic University head coach Howard Schnellenberger takes a photo with former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula after FAU beat FIU 57-50 in overtime and was awarded the Don Shula Award at Dolphin Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. ALEX KOLYER / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula speaks alongside St. Thomas Aquinas football coach George Smith, left, during a pep rally to honor the team for being ranked national champions on Jan. 7, 2009. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF