Bill Arnsparger, coach of Mi­ami’s Su­per Bowl win­ning ‘No Name De­fence,’ dies at 88

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Bill Arnsparger, the Mi­ami as­sis­tant coach who di­rected the “No-Name De­fence’’ that helped the Dol­phins win Su­per Bowl ti­tles in 1973 and 1974, died Fri­day. He was 88.

Laura Pre­witt, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Breed­ers’ Cup Fes­ti­val in Lex­ing­ton, Ken­tucky, an­nounced the death, say­ing Arnsparger died at his home in Athens, Alabama.

The Mi­ami team that won the Su­per Bowl in Jan­uary 1973 had the only per­fect sea­son in NFL history. Arnsparger left the Dol­phins af­ter the 1974 Su­per Bowl to coach the New York Giants, go­ing 7-28 be­fore he was fired af­ter an 07 start in 1976.

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