Marty Schottenheimer

Football Player and Coach
Born Sep 23, 1943

Martin Edward "Marty" Schottenheimer is the current head coach of the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. Over his career, he has served as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers. He has the most wins of any NFL coach since 1966 to never coach a team in a Super Bowl (which was first held in that year).… Read More

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    Houston Chronicle - Dec 10, 2015
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    Houston Chronicle - Nov 20, 2015
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    Houston Chronicle - Oct 17, 2013
  • Chargers’ Playoff Failures Provide Texans Path To Avoid
    Houston Chronicle - Sep 08, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marty Schottenheimer.


1943 Birth Born in 1943.


1965 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Schottenheimer was born in McDonald, Pennsylvania. Marty attended high school at Fort Cherry High School in McDonald, Pennsylvania. After attending the University of Pittsburgh, Schottenheimer, a linebacker, was selected in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts and in the seventh round of the 1965 American Football League draft by the Buffalo Bills.
1969 26 Years Old In 1969, he joined the Boston Patriots and spent the next two seasons with the Pats.
1971 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1971 but was traded again to the Colts before the beginning of the 1971 season.


1974 31 Years Old Schottenheimer's professional coaching career began in 1974 when he became linebackers coach for the Portland Storm of the World Football League.
1975 32 Years Old In 1975 he was hired as a linebackers coach for the NFL's New York Giants and in 1977 became defensive coordinator.
1978 35 Years Old Schottenheimer spent 1978 and 1979 as the linebackers coach for the NFL's Detroit Lions.
1980 37 Years Old In 1980, he was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. … Read More


1998 55 Years Old After a disappointing 7 - 9 season in 1998, Schottenheimer resigned as Chiefs head coach on January 11, 1999. … Read More
2002 59 Years Old Despite this momentum, in a controversial move, Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Redskins, fired Schottenheimer on January 13, 2002 after just one 8 - 8 season to make room for former University of Florida head coach Steve Spurrier, under whom Washington went 12-20 in the next two seasons, with his best season being 7-9 in 2002. … Read More


2003 60 Years Old His success didn't come immediately, as the team posted a 4 - 12 record in 2003, thereby "earning" the first overall pick in the draft (this was the last time that a team with the worst record in the NFL kept its head coach the following season, even considering the three other 4 - 12 teams that season replaced their head coaches, Oakland, Arizona, and the New York Giants hiring Norv Turner, Dennis Green, and Tom Coughlin, respectively).
2004 61 Years Old He was named NFL Coach of the Year for the 2004 NFL season. … Read More
2011 68 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He led the Destroyers to a 3-1 record in the shortened 2011 regular season, earning a playoff berth with home-field advantage in his first season. … Read More
2012 69 Years Old Schottenheimer's son Brian was the New York Jets offensive coordinator before announcing his intent to leave in January 2012. … Read More
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