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Former NFL head coach dies at the age of 86

On May 12, 2018, veteran coach for the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams Chuck Knox died at the age of 86.

Knox coached the Seahawks for nine years, and when he took over the Rams, he led the team to three NFC championship games, according to USA Today.

In 1973, 1980, and 1984, he was named Coach of the Year. He went 186-147-1 during 22 seasons as a NFL head coach, which included two stints with the Rams. From 1973-1977, he won five NFC West titles.

In 1983, Knox took over the head coach position for the Seahawks and immediately led the team to its first playoff game; he also led the team to the AFC title game.

Knox was the first coach to lead three different teams to the playoffs, according to USA Today.

With the Seahawks, Knox logged 80 victories, and he was named as the team's Ring of Honor in 2005.

“Knox 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," The Seahawks told USA Today.