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Samuel David Wyche

Also Known As: "Sam"
Birthplace: Atlanta, Fulton County, GA, United States
Death: January 02, 2020 (74)
Pickens, Pickens County, SC, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Murry Wyche and Sarah Wyche
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Bubba Wyche

Occupation: NFL Coach
Managed by: Dr. R. Owen Wyant, (PhD)
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About Sam Wyche

Sam Wyche, the longtime and much revered Cincinnati Bengals head coach who led the franchise to its most recent Super Bowl appearance, has died at the age of 74.

His son, Zak Wyche, told Cincinnati TV station WCPO that the NFL mainstay had been battling cancer.

“It was in his liver and he just went really fast,” said the coach’s son. “He was able to walk around Saturday with a walker and then the next morning he was unresponsive.”

In his eight seasons manning the Bengals sideline, Wyche racked up 61 regular-season victories — second-most in team history — and two postseason appearances.

After leading the Bengals to an AFC-best 12-4 record in 1988, he propelled them to postseason victories over Seattle and Buffalo before falling to the San Francisco 49ers, 20-16, in a Super Bowl XXIII thriller.

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Sam Wyche's Timeline

January 5, 1945
Atlanta, Fulton County, GA, United States
January 2, 2020
Age 74
Pickens, Pickens County, SC, United States