Chuck Knox, who led the Seattle Seahawks during one of it's most successful periods has died at 86. Knox coached the team from 1983 to 1991. He led the Seahawks to their first playoff berth in 1983, a season where they came within one game of making the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks would make 4 trips to the playoffs under Knox. His conservative style of running the ball more and passing less, earned his style the nickname of "Ground Chuck".
Before coming to Seattle, Knox also coach in Los Angeles and Buffalo. After leaving the Seahawks, he returned to coach the Rams.
I briefly met Knox at my cousin's wedding in 1994.