NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former New York Jets head coach Joe Walton has died. He was 85.
His passing was introduced Sunday by Robert Morris College, the place Walton was head soccer coach from 1994-2013.
Walton went 53-57-1 over seven seasons as Jets head coach, guiding them to the playoffs in 1985 and 1986. His common season win whole is second solely to Pro Soccer Corridor of Famer Weeb Ewbank in Jets historical past.
Walton was fired following a 4-12 season in 1989.
Previous to getting the highest job with the Jets, Walton was the crew’s offensive coordinator beneath Walt Michaels from 1981-82. He additionally served as an offensive assistant with the New York Giants (1969-73), Washington Redskins (1974-80) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1991-92).
As a participant, Walton was a star tight finish on the College of Pittsburgh. He was drafted within the second spherical in 1957 and performed the subsequent 4 seasons with the Redskins earlier than shifting on to the Giants from 1961-64. He completed his NFL profession with 178 receptions, 2,628 yards and 28 touchdowns.
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