FORMER NFL COACH MARTY SCHOTTEINHEIMER DIES AT THE AGE OF 77

Highlights
• Schottenheimer was diagnosed in 2014 and got himself admitted to hospice care near his residence in Charlotte, NC last week
• Schottenheimer is survived by his wife, Pat and children Kristen and Brian, and four grandchildren
• After hanging his boots, Schottenheimer came out of retirement in 2011 and served as head coach and general manager of the Virginia Destroyers in the United Football League


After a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease, former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer left the world on Monday.
Schottenheimer was 77-years-old. He was diagnosed in 2014 and got himself admitted to hospice care near his residence in Charlotte, NC last week.
Schottenheimer is survived by his wife, Pat and children Kristen and Brian, and four grandchildren.
His daughter Kristen said in a statement representing the family that “We know he is looking down on us from heaven and smiling.”
She further said “We are so incredibly proud of the man he was and how he lived his life.”

Being an NFL head coach, Schottenheimer compiled a 200-126-1 record in 21 seasons. He served vas the head coach of Cleveland Browns (1984-88), Kansas City Chiefs (1989-98), Washington (2001) and the San Diego Chargers (2002-06). He holds an unique feat where his teams have won at least 10 regular-season games 11 times and managed to qualify for the playoffs 13 times.
After hanging his boots, Schottenheimer came out of retirement in 2011 and served as head coach and general manager of the Virginia Destroyers in the United Football League.