|Ryan at the White House in 2011|
|Date of birth||February 17, 1931|
|Place of birth||Frederick, Oklahoma|
|Date of death||June 28, 2016(aged 85)|
|Place of death||Shelbyville, Kentucky|
James David "Buddy" Ryan (February 17, 1931 – June 28, 2016) was an American football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL). During his 35-season coaching career, Ryan served as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, and the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears and Houston Oilers of the NFL.
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- "Former NFL coach, defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies at age 85". Espn.go.com. ESPN. June 28, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016..