Legendary Coach Dies at 75

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

San Francisco (AP) Hall of Famer Bill Walsh, who coached the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl Championships, has died from leukemia at age 75.

According to Stanford University, where he served as coach and athletic director, Walsh died early Monday.

Walsh was hired as the 49ers' coach in 1979 and in two years' time, took the team from NFC West doormat to league champion.

He compiled a record of 102-63-and-1 in ten seasons with the Niners, winning ten of his 14 postseason games along with six division titles.

Walsh also perfected the ingenious schemes that became known as the west coast offense.

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