Chuck Noll was the head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 23 seasons from 1969 until 1991.
Noll took over a Pittsburgh team that had never won a championship of any kind in almost 40 years of National Football League play.
Through shrewd drafts and strong guidance, Noll helped team owner Art Rooney and the Steelers shed their “lovable losers” image.
Chuck quickly established a building program with an emphasis on the annual college draft to realize the ultimate goal of an NFL championship.
Noll won four Super Bowl championships in a six-year period.
Noll's team won nine AFC Central Division championships.
Noll retired with an impressive 209-156-1 record in all games, including a 16-8-0 post-season record.
Before Noll coached, he played seven seasons as a messenger guard and a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns from 1953 to 1959.
Noll finished his playing career with 8 interceptions, 1 touchdown and 1 safety.
Noll with his presenter and current Steelers owner Dan Rooney.
Noll's Hall of Fame mural
Noll's bronze bust