When Colts head coach Weeb Ewbank was sacked following the 1962 NFL season, McCafferty stayed on as offensive coordinator under new coach Don Shula. When Shula was hired by Miami following the 1963 season, McCafferty followed him to South Florida.
They had a hand in bringing home the first Super Bowl win for the Colts in 1969, when they defeated John Unitas' Pittsburgh Steelers 27-7 at Miami's Joe Louis Arena. The victory also gave Shula his first career title as a head coach. He was fired after one season in Miami and failed to find success with other teams thereafter.
McCafferty died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the age of 78. He continued to work in football after retiring from playing in 1960. He was the assistant general manager under Shula when the Dolphins won their first championship in 1966. After Shula was fired by Miami following the 1970 season, the team didn't hire another coach until Tony Sparano was brought in for the 2005 season.
McCafferty's son Jeff also became an assistant coach in the NFL and his daughter Kim played running back for the UCLA Bruins. She was the first woman to play Division I college football while her father was still active. She died in 1991 due to complications from bone marrow disease.
On Jan. 23, 2002, at the Indianpolis Colts training complex in Indianapolis, Tony Dungy speaks to the press during his introduction as the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Dungy, 46, took over for Jim Mora, who was sacked at the end of the 2001-02 season. Dungy had been sacked as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers eight days previously.
Mike Shula, who served as Dungy's offensive coordinator in Tampa, was the head coach at the University of Alabama from 2003 to 2006. Herman Edwards, the former head coach of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, was Dungy's assistant at Tampa Bay.
In 1992, he took over as defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings from Dennis Green. Dungy's defense was ranked top in the NFL while he coached at Minnesota. Dungy became an NFL head coach on January 22, 1996, when Rich McKay hired him to remodel the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a club notorious for its lack of success at the time.
Reich was appointed as the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive coordinator on January 20, 2016, and he went on to win Super Bowl LII with the team following the 2017 regular season. On February 11, 2018, he was appointed the Colts' new head coach, seven years after being sacked as wide receivers coach. He replaced Chuck Pagano, who had been diagnosed with leukemia.
Reich has been credited with helping build one of the best offenses in football under head coach Doug Pederson. The duo had previously worked together from 2013 to 2015 with the Eagles, where they developed a reputation for creating innovative offensive strategies. Before joining the Eagles staff, Reich was the quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 2011 to 2017.
He began his NFL coaching career as a quality control assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2001 to 2003 before moving on to serve as an assistant coach for the Washington Redskins from 2004 to 2005 and the Buffalo Bills in 2006. Reich returned to face his former team, the Eagles, during the 2008 season when he served as their passing game coordinator. After one season in Philadelphia, he joined the Indianapolis staff as their wide receivers coach in 2009.
In 2010, Reich took over play-calling duties for the injured Jim Caldwell and helped lead the Colts to a 12-4 record and first-round playoff victory over Seattle. In 2011, he returned to focus solely on calling plays after Chris Polian was hired as general manager.
Donald William McCafferty Donald William McCafferty (March 12, 1921–July 28, 1974) was an American football player and coach who led the Baltimore Colts to a Super Bowl V victory in his first year as head coach, becoming the first rookie head coach to do so. He was also a two-time All-American at Pittsburgh.
He played college football at Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Indianapolis Indians in the third round of the 1946 NFL Draft. McCafferty served in the United States Army during World War II before returning to play for the Colts. He was the team's quarterback from 1946 to 1948, when he moved over to wide receiver. In 1949, he returned to coaching as the quarterbacks coach under Weeb Ewbank. When Ewbank left to take over as head coach of the Tennessee Titans, he took McCafferty with him. The pair won a combined nine NFL championships between them. When Ewbank died in 1975, McCafferty followed him out of retirement to take over as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. He coached the team for one season before dying of a heart attack at age 49.
In 1992, McCafferty was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is currently ranked number eight on The Sports Encyclopedia's list of the "10 Best Coaches of the Super Bowl Era."
McCafferty was born on March 12, 1921 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.