PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — Chuck Noll won four Super Bowls for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, but it took until 2011 for him to get his own Way.
The City of Pittsburgh and the Steelers are officially commemorating Chuck Noll Way today, a new street through the North Shore.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Dan Rooney, owner of the Steelers and U.S. ambassador to Ireland, about the commemoration and Noll’s legacy.
“He was just a special coach,” said Rooney, who called Noll a friend. “In fact, I’ll tell you, I think Chuck Noll is among the top five coaches that ever coached in the National Football League.”
KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert & John Shumway interview Dan Rooney:
Rooney was joined by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Steelers President Art Rooney II, and former Steelers Mel Blount and Andy Russell during this morning’s ceremony.
“It’s a fine time and it’s wonderful to be doing this for Chuck for all the success that he had with the Steelers,” Rooney said.
“I have so much respect for him,” added Russell. “I think it’s wonderful they’re going to name this street after Chuck Noll.”
KDKA’s Jim Lokay reports:
Chuck Noll Way connects West General Robinson Street with North Shore Drive near Stage AE.
Noll served as head coach for the Steelers from 1969-1991. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.