Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 1930
SpouseMary Anne Stephens, Dorothy Bartish
FactInducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.


Don Shula was born on January 4, 1930, in Grand River, Ohio, the son of Hungarian immigrants. His father, Mike, was a bricklayer who had emigrated to the United States in 1927 in search of a better life. His mother, Mary, followed two years later. The couple had four children: Don, Dave, Joe and Mary.

Shula was a star athlete at Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He was offered a football scholarship to the University of Kentucky, but turned it down to play for John Carroll University, a small Catholic school in Cleveland.

Shula was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1951 and played defensive back for the team for seven seasons. He retired from playing in 1957 and became an assistant coach with the team. In 1963, he was hired as the head coach of the Baltimore Colts.

Under Shula’s leadership, the Colts won the NFL Championship in 1968, Super Bowl V in 1971 and Super Bowl III in 1972. He is the only coach in NFL history to lead a team to an undefeated season (1972).

Shula was hired as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 1970. He led the team to two Super Bowl victories (VII and VIII) and is the winningest coach in Dolphins history. He retired from coaching in 1995 with a record of 347-173-6.

Shula has been married twice. His first wife, Dorothy Bartish, died of cancer in 1991. The couple had four children: David, Donna, Sharon and Mike. Shula married Mary Anne Stephens in 1993. The couple has two children: Annie and Grace.

Shula is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll. His autobiography, No Ordinary Time: My Life as a Coach, was published in 1994.

Shula’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million.

General Info

Full NameDon Shula
Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 1930
Height1.8 m
Weight86 kg
ProfessionAmerican Football coach, Writer, American football player
EducationCase Western Reserve University, Thomas W. Harvey High School, John Carroll University
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMary Anne Stephens, Dorothy Bartish
ChildrenMike Shula, Dave Shula, Sharon Shula, Annie Shula, Donna Shula
ParentsMary Shula, Dan Shula
SiblingsJane Shula, Irene Battista, Jim Shula, Jeannette Moroz

Accomplishments

AwardsSports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, NFL Honors - AP Coach of the Year
MoviesAce Ventura: Pet Detective, Football All Stars: Intimate Portraits: Vol. 4, Football All Stars: Intimate Portraits: Vol. 6, Football All Stars: Intimate Portraits: Vol. 2, Football All Stars: Intimate Portraits: Vol. 1, Football All Stars: Intimate Portraits: Vol. 5

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Facts

#Fact
1Retired.
2Brother of Jim Shula.
3Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 9th Round (110th pick overall) of the 1951 NFL Draft.
4Attended Harvey High School in Painesville, OH.
5Played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (1951-1952), Baltimore Colts (1953-1956), and Washington Redskins (1957).
6The only head coach to have an undefeated season (1972) in the NFL.
7On October 2, 1994, in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, Don Shula's Dolphins met Dave Shula's Bengals, the first time ever in professional sports that a father and son faced each other as head coaches.
8Holds honorary doctorates from John Carroll (alma mater), St. Thomas University, the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University.
9An equity partner in Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club and Don Shula's Steak Houses.
10Most successful coach in NFL history.
11Father of David Shula, Mike Shula, and Donna Shula. David was head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, while Mike was the quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins.
12Cornerback for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts and Washington Redskins during the fifties.
13Head coach for the Baltimore Colts (1963-1969) and Miami Dolphins (1970-1995).
14Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
15Football coach

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ballers2015TV SeriesDon Shula
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective1994Miami Dolphin

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
A Football Life2015TV SeriesHimself
Namath2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2011TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee
Man v. Food2010TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XLI2007TV SpecialHimself - Vince Lombardi Trophy Presenter
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Fox NFL Sunday2005TV SeriesHimself - Declaration of Independence Reciter
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XXXVII2003TV MovieHimself - Ceremonial Coin Toss
Unitas1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
All Pro Sports: Don Shula1996Video shortHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1970-1995TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1987-1995TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
TNT Sunday Night Football1990-1994TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
The NFL on NBC1970-1993TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
1992 AFC Championship Game1993TV SpecialHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
The NFL on CBS1964-1990TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Baltimore Colts Head Coach / Himself - Baltimore Cols Head Coach
Follies, Crunches and Highlights1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Strange But True Football Stories1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
1985 AFC Championship Game1986TV MovieHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
Super Bowl XIX1985TV SpecialHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
1984 AFC Championship Game1985TV SpecialHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
Super Bowl XVII1983TV MovieHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
1982 AFC Championship Game1983TV MovieHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
1978 AFC Wild Card Playoff Game1978TV MovieHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
Super Bowl VIII1974TV MovieHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
1973 AFC Championship Game1973TV MovieHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
Super Bowl VII1973TV SpecialHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
1972 AFC Championship Game1972TV SpecialHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
Super Bowl VI1972TV SpecialHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
1971 AFC Championship Game1972TV SpecialHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
Super Bowl III1969TV SpecialHimself - Baltimore Colts Head Coach
1968 NFL Championship Game1968TV SpecialHimself - Baltimore Colts Head Coach
1964 NFL Championship Game1964TV SpecialHimself - Baltimore Colts Head Coach

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself
Year of the Quarterback2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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