Michaels, Walt

Lyons, Marty
February 7, 2018
Niland, John
February 7, 2018

Michaels, Walt

Walt Michaels

Induction Year: 1997

Category: Football

Location: West Islip

Michaels, who spent 34 years in professional football, lived in Suffolk while working for the Jets and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1997. He lived in West Islip.

A player first, Michaels was a member of the Cleveland Browns from 1952 to 1961. He helped the Browns win titles in 1954 and 1955.

In 1968 he was the defensive coordinator for the Jets during their historic Super Bowl run and later served as head coach from 1977 to 1982. He would then coach the New Jersey Generals in the USFL for two years beginning in 1984.

Michaels died in 2019 at the age of 1989.

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