Marty Schottenheimer had a heck of a coaching career
Former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer passed away on Tuesday at the age of 77 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was placed in hospice care last week with the disease eating away at him after being diagnosed in 2014.
Schottenheimer is mostly known for his success as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Football Team and Cleveland Browns. But he was also the New York Giants’ linebackers coach and defensive coordinator from 1975-77, which is when his career as an NFL coach started.
Despite Schottenheimer’s struggles when it came to winning in the playoffs, he was a heck of an NFL coach and probably one of the best to never win a Super Bowl. His best season as a head coach was in 2006 when he led the Chargers to a 14-2 record. He was shockingly fired during the offseason after they failed to win in the playoffs.
Schottenheimer’s last job in football was as the Virginia Destroyers head coach and general manager in 2011. While he never won a Super Bowl, he did lead the Destroyers to a UFL Championship title.
This is truly sad news and his family are in my thoughts in prayers at this time. He’s survived by wife Pat, their children Kristen and Brian, and grandchildren Brandon, Sutton, Savannah and Catherine.