Former Patriots coach Ron Erhardt dies at 80

Former Patriots coach Ron Erhardt dies at 80
March 22, 2012, 1:27 am
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Former New England Patriots head coach, Ron Erhardt, has passed away at age 80 near his home in Boca Raton, Fla., according to the team.

Erhardt served as head coach of the team for three seasons, from 1979 through 1981, compiling a record of 21-27, and was with the team for a total of eight seasons.

His 1980 team scored 441 points, which was a record that stood until the 2007 team scored 589 points.

Erhardt went on to be an offensive coordinator with the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New York Jets before retiring from the NFL in 1998.