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.
Legendary NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer, (77), peacefully passed away with family at his
side on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Schottenheimer had been
battling Alzheimer’s since 2014.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) February 9, 2021
“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.”