Joe Bach was one of Notre Dame's famed "seven mules" and later an NFL coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He became the Steelers coach in 1935 directing the young franchise to their best record yet at 4 wins and 8 losses followed by the 1936 campaign in which he coached the Steelers to their first ever non-losing season at 6 wins and 6 losses. He retired following 1936 to go back into college football.

In 1952 he once again became the head coach for the Steelers and this time installed the T-formation for the team, Pittsburgh had been the last franchise to operate the single wing. He continued as head coach through the 1954 season. He produced a 5-7 result during his first and last season with the team but in 1953 posted a .500 record with a 6 win and 6 loss season.

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