Former Broncos Head Coach Red Miller Dies at Age 89
A former Broncos head coach has died. Robert “Red” Miller passed away Wednesday morning after suffering complications from a stroke. He was 89 years old.
Miller took over as the eighth head coach in Broncos history in 1977. He led the Broncos to a 40-22 regular-season record and a 2-3 playoff mark over four years. Miller’s Broncos earned a 12-2 regular-season mark in 1977 and captured Denver’s first division title and a trip to the Super Bowl against Dallas. Following that season, Miller was named the NFL Coach of the Year by the Associated Press.
Miller would lead the Broncos to another AFC West title in 1978, and his teams qualified for the playoffs each year from 1977-79. Miller never had a losing season.
He will be inducted posthumously as the 32nd member of the Broncos’ Ring of Fame on November 19, when the Broncos host the Cincinnati Bengals.
This YouTube video talks about his induction: