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7/30/07

Hall Of Fame Coach Bill Walsh Dead At 75

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bill Walsh didn't become an NFL coach until he was 47 and spent just ten seasons on the San Francisco 49ers' sidelines. But during his tenure, Walsh took a team from the NFC West cellar to three-time Super Bowl champions.

Walsh died early today after a long battle with leukemia. He was 75.  According to Stanford University, where he served as coach and athletic director, Walsh died at his Bay Area home.

Using Walsh's innovative offensive strategies and teaching techniques, the 49ers became one of most successful sports franchises during the 1980s. He compiled a record of 102-63-1 with San Francisco, winning ten of his 14 postseason games along with six division titles.

A two-time NFL coach of the year, Walsh twice served as the 49ers' general manager. 

After Walsh left the sidelines, George Siefert would coach the Niners to two more Super Bowl titles.

Walsh coached at Stanford during two terms over five seasons. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Bill Walsh's Coaching Record:

College

Year  School    W L T Pct.

1977 Stanford 9 3 0 .750

1978 Stanford 8 4 0 .667

1992 Stanford 10 3 0 .730

1993 Stanford 4 7 0 .364

1994 Stanford 3 7 1 .318

Totals            34 24 1 .585

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Regular Season

                                 W L T Pct.

1979 San Francisco 2 14 0 .125

1980 San Francisco 6 10 0 .375

1981 San Francisco-x 13 3 0 .813

1982 San Francisco-y 3 6 0 .333

1983 San Francisco-x 10 6 0 .625

1984 San Francisco-x 15 1 0 .938

1985 San Francisco 10 6 0 .625

1986 San Francisco-x 10 5 1 .656

1987 San Francisco-xy 13 2 0 .867

1988 San Francisco-x 10 6 0 .625

Totals                        92 59 1 .609

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Playoffs

                                  W L T Pct.

1981 San Francisco-z 3 0 0 1.000

1983 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500

1984 San Francisco-z 3 0 0 1.000

1985 San Francisco 0 1 0 .000

1986 San Francisco 0 1 0 .000

1987 San Francisco 0 1 0 .000

1988 San Francisco-z 3 0 0 1.000

Totals                          10 4 0 .714

Overall NFL Totals 102 63 1 .617

x-won division title

y-strike shortened season

z-won Super Bowl

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