The sports world on Chuck Noll

Chuck Noll set the Standard that those of us in the @Steelers organization will always strive to uphold. — Mike Tomlin (@CoachTomlin) June 14, 2014


Chuck Noll taught many young men not only how to play the demanding game of professional football, but by his example, he taught all of us how to play the demanding game of life.

He had an unconquerable peace and courage about him which was determined by his spiritual faith, not by the good or bad circumstances of the moment. Chuck Noll was a Hall-of-Fame coach, and more importantly, a Hall-of-Fame man.

It is nice for us at Saint Vincent to remember that Chuck Noll himself was taught and influenced by the Benedictines, graduating from Benedictine High School in Cleveland.

Many remember him as a strong, self-effacing presence during the many years of training camp at Saint Vincent. Perhaps one exception to his style of avoiding the limelight was when he conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a great performance of Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" at an outdoor concert on campus on Aug. 9, 1989. Of course, I had the distinct impression that the Symphony players were not paying too much attention to the beat of his baton.

What set Chuck Noll apart was his remarkable ability as a teacher. His subject was football & his students became 4-time Super Bowl champs

What set Chuck Noll apart was his remarkable ability as a teacher. His subject was football & his students became 4-time Super Bowl champs — Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) June 14, 2014

Coach Belichick on the passing of Chuck Noll: "I have so much respect and admiration for Coach Noll - for (cont) — New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 14, 2014

Our flag is at half-staff today in honor of @steelers coach Chuck Noll. #RIPChuckNoll — Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) June 14, 2014

Few in sports history have accomplished more with less self-aggrandizement than Chuck Noll. Best teams I ever saw. #Steelers #RIP — Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) June 14, 2014

RIP Chuck. You had such a positive impact on many people's lives. It was an Honor and a Blessing to follow in your footsteps. Thanks Coach! — Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) June 14, 2014

Our deepest sympathies to the Noll family and our friends the @steelers. Pittsburgh has lost a legend. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 14, 2014

Saddened to hear of Chuck Noll's passing. My condolences to his family and to @steelers nation. #RIPChuckNoll — Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) June 14, 2014

Welded the personality of Pittsburgh into the Steelers. Greatest ever...RIP. — Billy Gardell (@BillyGardell) June 14, 2014

Nobody had more impact on Pittsburgh sports than Chuck Noll. Hard to believe anybody ever will. People think Pittsburgh was always a — John Steigerwald (@Steigerworld) June 14, 2014

Saddened to hear of the passing of Coach Noll. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire @steelers organization. — Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) June 14, 2014

I could not have had a better coach as a young beat guy covering the #Steelers than Chuck Noll. I learned football & much more from him. — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) June 14, 2014

Chuck Noll wasn't just great. Wasn't just a winner. Chuck Noll was IMPORTANT. Important like so few in Pgh sports have ever been. — Mark Madden (@MarkMaddenX) June 14, 2014

An NFL without Chuck Noll is an NFL with an entirely different history. — SIDougFarrar (@SIDougFarrar) June 14, 2014

Chuck Noll has passed away. Most fascinating man I've ever met. — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) June 14, 2014

Chuck Noll was never about brining attention to himself...He is every bit as legendary as Vince Lombardi — Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) June 14, 2014

Chuck Noll never cared if he got the credit, but he was the one who deserves it the most. Maybe greatest building job in NFL history. — Alan Robinson (@arobinson_Trib) June 14, 2014

The word immortal gets thrown around far too often but it fit Chuck Noll. — John Perrotto (@jperrotto) June 14, 2014

Very sad to read about the passing of Chuck Noll. Fans of the @steelers and @nfl fans in general owe him a debt of thanks. — Guy Adami (@GuyAdami) June 14, 2014

Once asked G Brandt what springs 2 mind at mention of Chuck Noll name:"An unassuming guy who accomplished a lot without bragging about it." — Joe Starkey (@JoeStarkey1) June 14, 2014

Every time I see a coach win a Super Bowl and write a book, I think -- Chuck Noll never wrote a book. via @usatoday — Gary Mihoces (@ByGaryMihoces) June 14, 2014

RIP Chuck Noll. Long live The Emperor. #4rings — RandyBaumann WDVE (@DVERandy) June 14, 2014

Sad news from the NFL world... RT @SportsCenter: Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll, who led Steelers to 4 Super Bowls, has died. He was 82. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 14, 2014

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