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'Nick' Nicolau coached 4 Super Bowls

Anthero "Nick" Nicolau, who coached in four Super Bowls during a 40-year football coaching career, died Saturday. He was 81.

Nicolau coached at every level of football, including 21 years in the NFL. His stints in the pros included the Denver Broncos (1982-87), Los Angeles Raiders (1988), Buffalo Bills (1989-91), Indianapolis Colts (1992-95), Jacksonville Jaguars (1996), San Diego Chargers (1997) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1998).

He coached collegiately at Southern Connecticut State, Springfield College, the University of Bridgeport, UMass, UConn, Kentucky and Kent State.

In 1996, Nicolau founded the NFL Coaches Association (NFLCA); a group founded to give voice to NFL assistant coaches.

He was also a Korean War veteran, serving as a U.S. Marine.

Nicolau is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor, and his six children. Services are set for Wednesday in Wareham, Massachusetts.