Monday, November 12, 2007

Not a Good Year for Former Coaches of the 49ers

Dick Nolan, former coach of the San Francisco 49ers and father of current 49ers coach Mike Nolan succumbed to prostate cancer and Alzheimer's on Sunday. He was 75. Besides for his exploits as a coach in the NFL he was also a hard-hitting safety for the New York Giants, Chicago (this is not a typo) Cardinals, and the Dallas Cowboys.

"He made himself into not just a good player, he was an extraordinary player," former teammate Frank Gifford told the New York Daily News earlier this year. "He didn't have the physical talent to do it all. He just willed himself. He was smart. He was tough -- as good as there comes in that respect."
He will be wearing a suit in his casket.


1 comment:

Student of The Game said...

Related: Also not a good year for current coaches of the 49ers.