Chuck Noll – A “Man of Benedictine”


Chuck Noll ’49
A “Man of Benedictine”

The NFL Network will air a documentary “Chuck Noll: A Football Life” this coming Friday, November 25, at 9pm

Also, author Michael MacCambridge has recently released “Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work”.  Benedictine is mentioned throughout the 2nd chapter.  Mr. MacCambridge visited Benedictine three times and interviewed our President, Fr. Gerard.

Throughout his career Chuck Noll, stayed in contact with Benedictine and praised his Benedictine Coach, Joe Rufus for influencing his career.

Benedictine’s Award Winning Writer, Terry Pluto honored Chuck Noll in the article in 2014.

Career information
High school: Cleveland (OH) Benedictine
College: Dayton
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 20 / Pick: 239
Career history
As player:
  • Cleveland Browns (1953–1959)
As coach:
  • L.A./San Diego Chargers (1960–1961)
    Defensive line coach
  • San Diego Chargers (1962–1965)
    Defensive coordinator & backfield coach
  • Baltimore Colts (1966–1968)
    Defensive coordinator & backfield coach
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (1969–1991)
    Head coach
As administrator:
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (1992–2013)
Career highlights and awards
  • Maxwell Club NFL Coach of the Year (1989)
  • UPI AFC Coach of the Year (1972)
  • 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
  • 2× NFL champion (1954, 1955)
  • Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
As executive
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
Head coaching record
Regular season: 193–148–1 (.566)
Postseason: 16–8 (.667)
Career: 209–156–1 (.572)



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