Marty Schottenheimer

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


1943 Birth Born on September 23, 1943.


1965 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Schottenheimer was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He 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 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Schottenheimer was still with the team during the 1969 preseason and intercepted two passes in a game against the Houston Oilers.
1971 27 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 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Schottenheimer came out of retirement in 1974 to sign with the Portland Storm of the World Football League as a player-coach. … Read More
1975 31 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 34 Years Old Schottenheimer spent 1978 and 1979 as the linebackers coach for the NFL's Detroit Lions.
1980 36 Years Old In 1980, he was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.


1984 40 Years Old On October 22, 1984, Schottenheimer replaced Sam Rutigliano as Browns head coach. … Read More
1988 44 Years Old Schottenheimer would remain with the Browns until 1988, amassing a 44–27 (.620) regular-season record and a 2–4 (.333) mark in the playoffs, including four playoff appearances, three AFC Central Division titles, and two trips to the AFC Championship Game (both against the Denver Broncos).
1989 45 Years Old Schottenheimer spent 10 seasons as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, from 1989 to 1998 recording a 101–58–1 regular season record (.634) and had three division titles, seven playoff appearances, and a trip to the AFC Championship game in 1993, losing to the Buffalo Bills.


1998 54 Years Old After a disappointing 7 - 9 season in 1998, Schottenheimer resigned as Chiefs head coach on January 11, 1999.
1999 55 Years Old After working as a football analyst for ESPN from 1999 to 2000, Schottenheimer was hired as head coach of the Washington Redskins for the 2001 season. … Read More
2002 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite this, 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.
2003 59 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.


2004 60 Years Old He was named NFL Coach of the Year for the 2004 NFL season. … Read More
2007 63 Years Old Schottenheimer was abruptly fired by San Diego on February 12, 2007. … Read More
In March 2011, the Virginia Destroyers hired Schottenheimer to be their first head coach and general manager, at the age of 67. … Read More
2012 68 Years Old 1 More Event
Schottenheimer abruptly resigned from the Destroyers shortly before the 2012 season, citing discomfort over unspecified issues facing the team that season and the failure of the team to meet also-unspecified conditions for his return. … Read More
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