Legendary NFL Coach Marty Schottenheimer DEAD at 77

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Legendary NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer passed away at the age of 77 on Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Schottenheimer posted an incredible record of 205-139-1  during his time coaching in the NFL for the Browns, Redskins, and Kansas City Chiefs and Chargers.

As Fox News reports:

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen passed along the news from Schottenheimer’s family in a series of tweets. He reported that a “full obituary will be forthcoming over the next few days.” He noted last week that the coach entered hospice amid his declining health.

“As a family we are surrounding him with love and are soaking up the prayers and support from all those he impacted through his incredible life,” his wife Pat Schottenheimer said last week in a family statement, via Mortensen. “In the way he taught us all, we are putting one foot in front of the other … one play at a time.”

Schottenheimer, the winningest coach in NFL history without a Super Bowl or NFL championship, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.

 

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Eliot
Eliot
4 months ago

A Terrible disease and Marty endured it for a long, long time.
He was an incredible NFL coach and human being.
Forever loved & revered in Cleveland.
Deepest sympathies to Coach Schottenheimer’s wife and family.

Peter mcwilliams
Peter mcwilliams
4 months ago

My deepest condolences

Carlos
Carlos
4 months ago

God Bless Marty……

Paul Handlarz
Paul Handlarz
4 months ago

Coach Schottenheimer was great football mind. The Washington Post to put a headline that he could Not win was Bull Shit. He got to the playoffs and beat many coaches that were considered Great. How many coaches did not win the Super Bowl, but look it up. Coach Marty was in the top ten for wins in the NFL. Marv Levy lost 4 super Bowls, but he was great. Just to get there is an accomplishment. But then again the Washington Post like the NY Times are good for wrapping Dead Fish and nothing else.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

As a Kansan, he was my favorite along with the Chiefs. He’ll be greatly missed even though I dropped football from my radar when the NFL copied a jerk and dissed the flag. I always surreptitiously followed the Chiefs anyway. He was admired by millions for the man he was. I’d be happy to learn he wasn’t aware of the despicable organization into which the NFL morphed.

Tom Brown
Tom Brown
4 months ago

R.I.P., Coach!

Howard
4 months ago

Damned shame he was a no nonsense couach