Legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dead at 86

Posted May 17, 2018

Knox served as head coach of the Rams, Bills and Seahawks and is the only coach ever to win the Associated Press Coach of the Year award with three different franchises. "Next game nine seasons as the Seahawks" field general, with four more playoff berths and one AFC Championship Game appearance in '83.

Former NFL coach Chuck Knox died after a lengthy battle with illness. Nicknamed "Ground Chuck" due to his run-first offenses, Knox was named NFL Coach of the Year three times - in 1973, 1980 and 1984. He responded that McLain had size 9 feet and Knox knew he would never be a good linebacker with feet that small. He coached the Seahawks to three playoff wins and a trip to the AFC title game. "I never saw another coach like that". One who helped define an era of NFL football - especially in the Pacific Northwest - and one who will be missed immensely. Knox won at least 10 games in all five of his seasons with the Rams, but his teams faltered in the playoffs, he never reached the Super Bowl, and he left the Rams after the 1977 season. Knox carved out quite a chapter for himself in National Football League history having coached on five different teams - three as head coach - across a span of 22 years. "We hold his family in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time".

Legendary NFL head coach Chuck Knox has passed away at the age of 86.

Knox was a graduate of Juniata College. In honor of the iconic plain blue and white hat Knox famously wore as the Seahawks' coach. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Juniata. The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans.

Hall of Fame defensive end Jack Youngblood, who played under Knox with the Rams, tweeted a photo of a handwritten note that read, "Coach - I want to say thank you for your trust in me, allowing us to make our way to Canton". "I decided I didn't want to fuss with the rest of it, so I hitch-hiked back home".

A Pennsylvania native, Knox broke into professional soccer in 1963, when he was employed to be the offensive line coach for the AFL's New York Jets.