Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Former Bills Head Coach Chuck Knox Dies At Age 86

Former Bills Head Coach Chuck Knox Dies At Age 86

Knox was at the helm for the Bills from 1978-1982. "He was one of many nice influences not exclusively in soccer, however in life". He also led the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams during two different stints. In 2005, Knox was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in recognition of his achievements with the franchise.

Knox's best work may have been in Seattle, where the Seahawks had not made the playoffs since entering the National Football League in 1976.

After 1984, Knox coached seven extra years in Seattle however exclusively gained 10 or extra video games as soon as, in 1986.

He returned to the Los Angeles Rams for the 1992 season, but couldn't replicate his earlier success.

Knox went 80-63 in the regular season during nine years as the Seahawks' head coach, earning him the distinction as the second-winningest coach in franchise history, behind Mike Holmgren's 86 victories.

Knox was born in the suburbs of Pittsburgh in 1932 and played college football at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He was a high school assistant at Tyrone and then head coach at Ellwood City before moving on to Wake Forest and Kentucky.

Knox remained with the Jets until 1966 and was then offensive line coach with the Detroit Lions from 1967-1972.

On social media players and coaches alike are mourning the passing of the beloved coach.

Chuck was known to be a coach that wanted the best for his players and taught them that football was more than a sport.

'Embracing this man was a moment I have never forgotten. "It was as insane and as fun a locker room as I had ever seen, and as enjoyable a flight home as the Seahawks have ever had until they won a Super Bowl Championship".

The Rams also shared a statement: "We are saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, a legendary coach and member of the Los Angeles Rams family". You have always been my dad. You gave me more guidance, hope, encouragement than anyone ever has. "I will treasure you forever", granddaughter Lee Ann Knox tweeted on Sunday. No one else will ever compare, ' she wrote.

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