Mary Anne Shula Biography
Mary Anne Shula (also Mary Anne Stephens) is the wife of the late former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula. Don died on May 4, 2020 at the age of 90. He held the record of being the only head coach to lead an undefeated NFL team and also NFL coach who holds the most regular season and total wins in the league’s history.
Mary Ann Shula Age
Mary is 75 years old as of 2020.
Mary Anne Family
Mary Anne comes from the small town of Coal Hill, Ark.in a family of six being the fifth child. Her father was a soybean and cotton farmer and cattle rancher while her mother was a nurse and Bible teacher. At the age of 15, she went to live with her older sister Colleen, whose husband was in the military.
Mary Anne Shula Husband – Don Shula Wife
Mary Anne married her husband Don Shula on October 16, 1993 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Miami Beach. According to Sun-Sentinel, the couple met at a 1992 New Year’s Day party, hosted by golfer Ray Floyd and his wife, Maria, at their Indian Creek Island home, north of Miami Beach. They started dating the spring of that year.
Mary Anne Shula Previous Marriage
Mary was previously married to Jackson T. Stephens, a wealthy and powerful Little Rock financier and former chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club. He was the CEO of Little Rock, Arkansas-based Stephens Inc., a privately owned financial services company. His brother W. R. “Witt” Stephens is the founder of the Little Rock investment house Stephens Inc. which was listed as one of the biggest institutional shareholders in thirty large multinationals in 1994.
The couple divorced in 1991 and Anne moved to the Stephenses’ Florida home on exclusive Indian Creek Island. The proceedings from their divorce were kept confidential. Stephen died on July 23, 2005.
Mary had been married twice before she met Stephens, once when she was 18 to John Maddox Smith and to James Keller when she was 24.
Mary Anne Shula Children
Mary is a mother to three children; one daughter and two sons from her first two marriages.
Mary Anne Shula Politics
While Mary was married to Stephen she was active in Republican politics. She served as co-chairwoman of George Bush’s successful 1988 presidential campaign in the state.
She also served as campaign chairwoman for Tommy Robinson, a former sheriff and Democratic U.S. congressman, whose bid for the Arkansas governorship as a Republican was the work of the Stephens family firm.
Mary Anne Shula Philanthropy
Mary is a philanthropic person who was named as Arkansas Citizen of the Year by the March of Dimes, in part for her work on behalf of students with learning disabilities.She had led a $28-million fund-raising drive for a national learning center at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark.
Mary also worked to combat cancer and alcohol and drug abuse. She also hosted a gala in Miami Beach at the Fontainebleau Hilton for the Miami Heart Institute. She helped raise over $400,000 as a chairwoman.
Who Is Don Shula
Don Shula was an American professional football coach and former player. He was a longtime head coach of the Miami Dolphins, leading them to two Super Bowl victories. He retired from coaching in 1995. He had 347 career wins, more than any other coach in NFL history.
Don Shula Wife
Don married his wife Mary Anne Stephens on October 16, 1993. He was previously married to Dorothy Bartish until her death on February 25, 1991. She died of breast cancer which led to Don founding the Don Shula Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
Don Shula Children
Don has five children from his first marriage to Dorothy Bartish; Dave Shula (b. May 28, 1959), Donna (b. April 28, 1961), Sharon (b. June 30, 1962), Anne (b. May 7, 1964), and Mike Shula (b. June 3, 1965).
Dave is a former American football coach and player. He served as the head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL) from 1992 to 1996. He left football and joined the family steakhouse business in 1997.
Mike is also an American football coach serving as the quarterbacks coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He previously served as the head football coach at the University of Alabama from 2003 to 2006.
How Many Super Bowls Did Don Shula Win
Don won two Super Bowls with the Dolphins, one in 1972 and another in 1973.
Don Shula Net Worth 2020
Fon had an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Don Shula Death
Don died on May 4, 2020 at the age of 90. His death was confirmed by The Dolphins who tweeted; “The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning.”
The tweet was accompanied by a statement that read; “Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years. He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Anne along with his children Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike.”
Don Shula Cause of Death
Don’s cause has been revealed.