He had been battling symptoms of dementia, the Seattle Times reported. After five seasons, he took over the Seahawks in 1983 and immediately led the franchise to its first playoff berth and the AFC title game.
"One of the winningest coaches in NFL history, "Ground Chuck" was twice named NFL Coach of the Year while with the Seahawks in 1983 and 1984".
More details to come. In 2005, Knox was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in recognition of his achievements with the franchise.
"His presence projected an exterior toughness, however merited instantaneous respect by the real care and concern he held for his gamers", the group stated in an announcement.
After 1984, Knox coached seven more years in Seattle but only won 10 or more games once, in 1986.
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Knox was successful out of the gate as a head coach, going 12-2, 10-4, 12-2, 10-3-1 and 10-4 in his first five seasons with the Rams.
In Knox's first major move as coach, the Seahawks moved up to the third selection in the 1983 National Football League draft and took running back Curt Warner out of Penn State.
He returned to the Los Angeles Rams for the 1992 season, but couldn't replicate his earlier success. The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans. Will be updated.Longtime NFL head coach Chuck Knox has died at 86 years old.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2016, Tom Mack, a former Rams guard and Pro Football Hall of Famer, said "Chuck Knox was the best coach I ever had".
Knox's no-nonsense style was also reflected in his penchant for aphorisms such as, "Play the hand you're dealt", "Don't tell me how rough the water is, just bring the ship in", and, "What you do speaks so well, no need to hear what you say". "I'll miss you forever".