Pittsburgh, PA, September 30, 2011 – The Pittsburgh Steelers held a press conference this morning to share plans for a new road being named in honor of former Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Chuck Noll, the only NFL coach in history to win four Super bowls. The new road will be located along the edge of Stage AE on the North Shore, running parallel between Art Rooney Way and connecting North Shore Drive and West General Robinson Street.
“When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Chuck Noll in 1969, the team had never won a playoff game,” said Art Rooney II, president of the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Coach Noll built a Steelers dynasty through the draft, and he has a legacy that includes being the only coach in NFL history to win four Super Bowls. His time spent with the Steelers transformed the organization and we are honored to designate a new road on the North Shore – Chuck Noll Way – in his name.”
In attendance at the press event were U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Emeritus Dan Rooney, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, former defensive back and six-time All-Pro Mel Blount and outside linebacker Andy Russell, who was a member of the Steel Curtain Defense.
“Since the 1970’s, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the most successful organizations in all of professional sports, and much credit goes to the very humble Coach Noll, who is the only coach ever to win four Super Bowls,” said Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. “The impact he has had on the hearts and souls of the people of Pittsburgh has been tremendous, and as Mayor, I am very pleased to be part of recognizing his contributions to this great City.”
“It is an honor for us to recognize Chuck Noll today for his years of commitment and many successes with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but more importantly, for everything that he has given back to our community and the people of Allegheny County,” said Dan Onorato, Allegheny County Executive. “Coach Noll was known for his dedication to the game and for creating the legendary Steel Curtain, and his historic success in Pittsburgh is part of the legacy this team has worldwide.”
Chuck Noll served as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969-1991 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Under his leadership, the Steelers won four Super Bowls in 1975 (IX), 1976 (X), 1979 (XIII) and 1980 (XIV).