33, he was the youngest head coach in the NFL's modern era.
During his seven years with the Colts, a tenure that ended after the 1969 season, Shula compiled a 71-23-4 regular season record. His Colts finished first in their division four times. Shula moved to the Dolphins in 1970 and, while his teams have been consistent contenders - they finished under .500 only two times in 26 seasons - he enjoyed his most spectacular successes ever in his first six seasons in Miami. Tops, of course, was the 17-0-0 perfect season in 1972 but the Dolphins won more than 10 games each season and had an .804 winning percentage (67-16-1) for those years. Shula, whose Dolphins won Super Bowls VII and VIII, is the only coach to have had teams in six Super Bowls.
After 33 seasons as a head coach in the NFL, Shula retired following the 1995 season. His regular season mark of 328-156-6 combined with a 19-17 post-season record gives the legendary coach a career mark of 347 wins, 173 losses and 6 ties. Just as Halas' mark stood the test of time, Shula's career coaching wins should very well hold for decades.