By Marc Lawrence, PlayookSports.com — Dan Reeves, one of the classiest head coaches to ever pace the sidelines, died too young yesterday at his home in Atlanta. He was 77.
Reeves appeared in nine Super Bowls as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He is one of only 10 coaches to have won at least 190 regular-season games in his career, and he guided two teams – the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons – to the Super Bowl with a 201-174-2 NFL coaching record overall.
He is one of only nine coaches in NFL history with 200 total wins. Reeves’ Super Bowl appearances as an individual have been topped only by quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick.
The classy Reeves won 10 or more games nine times as a head coach, won 12 or more games three times, and was the league’s Coach of the Year in 1993 (Broncos) and in 1998 (Falcons). His teams won six division titles.
We ended 2021 with the passing of several loved luminaries, Sadly, the new year begins with another. RIP Dan.