3/15/1931 - 1/16/2016|
All State Basketball Player 1949
Ted Marchibroda (AP Photo / Darron Cummings)
Ted Marchibroda, former Colts head coach and broadcaster,
has died according to the Associated Press. He was 84.
Marchibroda had two separate stints as head coach for the Colts, once while the team was in
He found more success as a coach, working his way up the ranks with the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams. He guided the Baltimore Colts to the playoffs during his first three seasons as head coach. After his first stint with the Colts he served as an offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles before joining the Buffalo Bills where he was instrumental in implementing the hurry-up offense with quarterback Jim Kelly known as the "K-gun."
After he retired from coaching, Marchibroda joined the Colts radio broadcast booth as a color commentator from 1999 to 2006.
"He had a proud history not just with the Colts, but also as a player, coach and broadcaster for over half a century with the NFL," said Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay. "Ted was as humble as they come, and he represented the Colts and our community with class both off the field and on."
"R.I.P. & Let 'Er Rip. Ted Marchibroda, a Life-Changer, a Winner & a Champion all the way. Forever Proud to be
Other head coaches who served under Marchibroda include New England Patriots head coach Bill Bellichick, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and
Marchibroda was inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor in 2000. The first head coach to receive the honor.
He is survived by his wife Ann, daughters Jodi and Lonni, and sons Ted Jr. and Robert.
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