Former Jets head coach Walt Michaels died Wednesday on the age of 89, his daughter Mary Ann instructed the Wilkes Barre Occasions-Chief.
Michaels was the Jets’ coach for six seasons from 1977-83. His ultimate recreation was the notorious Mud Bowl AFC title recreation in Miami.
He was additionally the defensive coordinator when the Jets received Tremendous Bowl III. Michaels, who performed one recreation for the Jets, was a five-time Professional Bowler with the Cleveland Browns.
Michaels grew up in Swoyersville, the coal area of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He’s survived by his 4 youngsters: Mary Ann, Walt Jr., Mark and Paul.
Mary Ann stated the household is planning a personal funeral.