Former NFL head coach, Buddy Ryan dies at 82

Buddy Ryan, shown with his son Rex Ryan in 2015, coached with seven NFL teams over 28 seasons and won two Super Bowl rings. AP Photo/Bill Wippert

BUFFALO (WIVB) – Buddy Ryan, father of Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan died on Tuesday morning at the age of 82.

Ryan coached the Eagles from 1986-1990, going 43-38-1 in five seasons and 0-3 in the playoffs. However, Ryan transformed the Eagles from an average team to a defensive powerhouse in the NFL.

Ryan won two Super Bowls as a defensive assistant coach, one with the New York Jets (Super Bowl III) and the other with the Chicago Bears (Super Bowl XX).

He was also a defensive coach for the University at Buffalo Bills in the early 1960s.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s