Breaking News: Former Bucs & Bengals Head Coach Sam Wyche has passed away today at the age of 74.
Wyche went into hospice on Dec. 30 and died Thursday morning of melanoma, officials with the Bengals organization confirmed and has released a statement via social media. Coach Wyche had 64 wins with the Bengals are the second most in franchise history, behind Marvin Lewis as found here first reported by on WLWT in Cincinnati.
Known as an emotional coach, Wyche led the Bengals to their second Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXIII, when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Bengals 20–16.
Wyche would last coach the Bengals in 1991 before taking over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 1992 season. Wyche would fail to put together a winning record in four seasons with the Buccaneers.
He drafted future members of the team’s Super Bowl victory during the 2002 season Derrick Brooks, John Lynch and Warren Sapp who 2 of the three would go on to become Hall of Fame members and lLynch would be in that direction soon.
After his time in Tampa Bay, Wyche wouldn’t become a Head Coach in the NFL again but would become an Offensive Staff member with the Buffalo Bills for a short time before exiting the NFL for good.