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Former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Passed Away

Written by Tony Ghaul

Former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Vince Tobin died Monday at his home at the age of 79, according to an announcement from the team.

“Vince Tobin, who coached the Cardinals to their first playoff win in 51 seasons during the 1998 season, died Monday morning at his Arizona home in Goodyear. He was 79,” the team announced.

Tobin coached the Cardinals from 1996-2000. He guided them their first playoff win in 51 years during the 1998 season.

Led by second-year quarterback Jake Plummer, the Cardinals defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1998 playoffs.

Tobin was hired in 1996 to succeed Buddy Ryan as the team’s Head Coach. He had a record of 28-43 in parts of five seasons, before being fired in the 2000 season.

Tobin was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

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