Chuck Knox, legendary Rams coach, passes away

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In a press release published on Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams announced the passing of former head coach Chuck Knox. As the Rams’ head coach Knox was named Coach of the Year in 1973, his first season coaching Los Angeles. His team finished with a record of 12-2, but what eliminated from the playoffs in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys. The Rams would with the NFC West title five times and go on to the playoffs.

The team wrote: “We are saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, a legendary coach and member of the Los Angeles Rams family. He established a winning culture and a legacy that will never be forgotten, being the only coach to lead the Rams to five consecutive double-digit-win seasons. The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans. We hold his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

A native of Sewickley, Pennsylvania,  Coach Knox was born April 27, 1932 and passed away May 12, 2018.

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