While Chuck Noll would not have gone along with the effort to recognize his contributions to the Steelers and NFL, it appears that both Repuplicans and Democrats in the United States Senate do agree in honoring the Black and Gold coach.
According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania Republican senator Pat Toomey and Democratic senator Bob Casey have come together to pass a resolution declaring Sunday, Sept. 7 as “Chuck Noll Day.”
The Steelers open at Heinz Field that day at 1 p.m. against their long-time rival Cleveland Browns.
The man that Myron Cope used to call “Emperor Chaz” coached the Steelers from 1969 to 1991 and led the team to four Super Bowl wins. In 1989 he was named as NFL Coach of the Year and he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
Noll passed away in June at the age of 82 in his Sewickley home.