Longtime NFL offensive line coach Alex Gibbs died Monday in Phoenix following complications from a stroke, the Denver Broncos announced. He was 80.
Gibbs coached in the NFL for three decades, including 14 seasons with Denver (1984-87, 1995-2003, 2013) that included back-to-back Super Bowl championships (XXXII, XXXIII).
"Coach Gibbs left a lasting legacy on this league with his innovative blocking schemes and outstanding teaching ability," the Broncos said in a statement. "He helped the Broncos to Super Bowls in three different decades ... while forging a reputation as one of the greatest assistant coaches in NFL history.
"Our hearts go out to Alex's wife, Trina, and the entire Gibbs family as well as Alex's many former players and fellow coaches."
Gibbs also coached for the Los Angeles Raiders (1988-89), San Diego Chargers (1990-91), Indianapolis Colts (1992), Kansas City Chiefs (1993-94), Atlanta Falcons (2004-06), Houston Texans (2008-09) and Seattle Seahawks (2010).
Gibbs announced his retirement before the start of the 2010 regular season, but returned to the Broncos in 2013 as an offensive line consultant.
--Field Level Media