Former NFL head coach Dan Reeves dies at age 77

Written by Doug Rush

Former NFL head coach Dan Reeves dies at age 77

The NFL had lost another member of their fraternity.

Dan Reeves, longtime former player and NFL head coach, passed away on Saturday after a battle with an illness. Reeves was 77 years old.

Reeves began his career as a player with the Dallas Cowboys before becoming an assistant under Tom Landry. In 1981, Reeves became the head coach for the Denver Broncos. With John Elway, Reeves lead Denver to three Super Bowls, but didn’t win any of them.

Reeves became the head coach of the New York Giants in 1993 and was with them until 1996. Reeves also coached the Atlanta Falcons from 1997-2003 and lead them to a Super Bowl, but also lost to his former Broncos team in 1998.

Reeves finished with a 190-195-2 coaching record and a 11-9 playoff record.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.