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.