Chuck Knox, who led the Los Angeles Rams to five consecutive division titles in the 1970s and later guided the Seattle Seahawks to their first two playoff appearances, has died at the age of 86.
The Seahawks announced Knox’s death Sunday morning, describing him as 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,” the team said in a statement. “He was one of the great influences not only in football, but in life.”
“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 Rams said in a statement. “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.”