Former Rams and Seahawks coach Chuck Knox has passed away

Seattle, WA- On Sunday the Seattle Seahawks confirmed that the great and iconic Chuck Knox passed away. No details have been confirmed on the cause of death as of yet. In a statement that the  Seahawks release, they honored Knox in a very admirable way.


“The Seahawks family are saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, and our deepest sympathies are extended to his wife, Shirley, and the entire Knox family,” the team said in a statement. “A member of the Seahawks Ring of Honor, Knox coached the Seahawks from 1983-1991 and was a beloved figurehead by players, coaches, and staff. His presence projected an external toughness but merited instantaneous respect by the genuine care and concern he held for his players. He was one of the great influencers not only in football but in life.”

“One of the winningest coaches in NFL history, ‘Ground Chuck’ was twice named NFL Coach of the Year while with the Seahawks in 1983 and 1984. He led Seattle to their first division title, playoff win and conference championship appearance and was the first coach in NFL history to lead three different teams to the NFL playoffs. As Knox said himself, ‘What you do speaks so well, no need to hear what you say.’”

Chuck was known to be a coach that wanted the best for his players and taught them that football was more than a sport. He taught the Seahawks and the Rams’ organization that the only way to win was to show action and not talk about the what ifs. Passion, dedication, motivation, and leadership qualities were what he brought these two different organizations.

From 1983-1991 he coached the Seahawks and led them to an impressive postseason ration. In his career in Seattle as a coach, he was 80-69 and was inducted into the franchise’s Ring of Honor in 2005.

from 1973-1977 and 1992-1994, compiling a 69-48 record combined between those two After he was let go in 1992, he went back to his roots and coached for the second time with the Rams.  From 1973-1977, he coached the Rams. After he was let go with the Seahawks, he went back to coaching the Rams from 1992-1994. Between the two times he coached, he had a 69-49 record with the Rams.

“We are saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, a legendary coach, and member of the Los Angeles Rams family,” the team said in a statement. “He established a winning culture and a legacy that will never be forgotten, being the only coach to lead the Rams to five consecutive double-digit-win seasons. The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans. We hold his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

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