Hall-of-Fame head coach Bill Walsh, whose West Coast offense made a mediocre at best 49ers team into a dynasty in the 1980s, has died at age 75 of leukemia.
Walsh led the 49ers to three Super Bowl championships, retiring after the team won Super Bowl XXIII.
He moved on to other things, working as a broadcaster, coaching at Stanford, and returning to the San Fran front office, but those years as the head coach of the Niners always were the brightest lights of his football resume.
Walsh has been battling leukemia for a while.
We received word of his passing from KGO-TV in San Francisco.