Buddy Ryan

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Buddy Ryan
Buddy Ryan in 2011.jpg
Ryan at the White House in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1931-02-17)February 17, 1931
Place of birth Frederick, Oklahoma
Date of death June 28, 2016(2016-06-28) (aged 85)
Place of death Shelbyville, Kentucky
Career information
College Oklahoma State

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.

Ryan died at his ranch in Shelbyville, Kentucky on June 28, 2016 from cancer, aged 85.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former NFL coach, defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies at age 85". Espn.go.com. ESPN. June 28, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016..