On February 8th, 2021, coach Marty Schottenheimer had passed away from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 77. So today we are looking back on Marty Schottenheimer and some of the key moments in his career of being a football coach.
Marty Schottenheimer was a player in the AFL (American Football League) from 1965-1970 playing for the Buffalo Bills and the Boston Patriots. Through the AFL he went to the AFL All-Star. In 1974 Schottenheimer went to the WFL (World Football League) and was a linebacker coach for the Portland Storm.
Through 1975-1976 Schottenheimer was a linebacker coach for the New York Giants and in 1977 was a defensive coordinator. Schottenheimer went back to being a linebacker coach in 1978-1979 for the Detroit Lions.
Through 1980-1984 Schottenheimer was a defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, and through 1984-1988 he had become the head coach for the Cleveland Browns while winning Head Coach of the Year in 1986.
In 1989-1998 Schottenheimer was the head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and during that time was awarded Head Coach of the Year in 1995.
In the year 2001 Schottenheimer was the head coach of what was at the time The Washington Redskins.
Fast-forward to 2002-2006, Schottenheimer was the head coach for The San Diego Chargers and in that time period, won Pro Football weekly coach of the year and Maxwell Football Club NFL coach of the year and AP Coach of the year award all in 2004.
Fast-forward to 2011, Schottenheimer was the head coach and general manager for the UFL team (United Football League) Virginia Destroyers and won UFL Coach of the Year and was the UFL champion.
Schottenheimer has also won 8 division titles and has had 13 playoff appearances. Schottenheimer has also has 200 regular season wins and is the 8th highest total in winning history.
Rest In Peace Coach Marty Schottenheimer.