Former Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham dies at 72
Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham passed away over the weekend. He was 72.
A longtime coach, Cunningham served as defensive coordinator for four seasons under then-head coach Marty Schottenheimer before taking the reins himself in 1999.
Cunningham led the Chiefs for two seasons, posting a 16-16 record, before he was fired. After a stint with the Titans, Cunningham returned to Arrowhead Stadium in 2004 for five more seasons leading the defense.
Cunningham then went to Detroit, where he was hired as the Lions' defensive coordinator and later became a senior coaching assistant, before wrapping up his 34-year NFL coaching career in 2016.
On Monday, the Lions issued a statement saying Cunningham
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Cunningham, who was born in Munich, Germany, just after WWII, had recently been battling cancer.