Who coached the New York Jets to their upset win in Super Bowl III?
- Don Shula
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- Weeb Ewbank
Wilbur Charles "Weeb" Ewbank (1907 – 1998) was the head coach of the New York Jets football team from 1963 - 1973. He led the Baltimore Colts to NFL championships in 1958 and 1959 and the New York Jets to victory in Super Bowl III in 1969. He is the only coach to win a championship in both the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL).
Super Bowl III was the third NFL-AFL Championship Game in professional American football, and the first to officially bear the name "Super Bowl". Ewbank's Jets were massive underdogs, despite quarterback Joe Namath's “guarantees”, which were thinly veiled taunts of the opposing Baltimore Colts, before the game.
Despite Namath being the only quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP without throwing a touchdown pass, his leadership along with the rushing of Matt Snell (121 yards), resulted in a convincing 16-7 defeat of the Colts.