43 Facts About Marty Schottenheimer


Martin Edward Schottenheimer was an American football linebacker and coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League from 1984 to 2006.


Marty Schottenheimer was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs for 10 seasons, the Cleveland Browns and the San Diego Chargers for five each, and the Washington Redskins for one.


Eighth in career wins at 205 and seventh in regular season wins at 200, Marty Schottenheimer has the most wins of an NFL head coach to not win a championship.


Marty Schottenheimer was inducted to the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2010.


However, Marty Schottenheimer won only five of his 18 postseason games and never advanced beyond the conference championship round of the playoffs.


Marty Schottenheimer is the only eligible NFL coach with 200 regular season wins who has not been inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Marty Schottenheimer is one of thirteen coaches in gridiron football history with 200 wins as a coach.


Marty Schottenheimer attended high school at Fort Cherry High School in McDonald, Pennsylvania.


Marty Schottenheimer went to the University of Pittsburgh and played college football for the Pitt Panthers from 1962 to 1964, earning second-team All-American honors as a senior.


Marty Schottenheimer signed with the Bills and spent the next four seasons with Buffalo, including as a backup on the Bills' 1965 AFL Championship squad.


Marty Schottenheimer earned an AFL All-Star selection as part of that year's format change naming the entire Bills squad as All-Stars.


Marty Schottenheimer was still with the team during the 1969 preseason and intercepted two passes in a game against the Houston Oilers.


Some time between the 1969 preseason and regular season, Marty Schottenheimer was sent to the Boston Patriots and spent the next two seasons with the Patriots.


Marty Schottenheimer was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers in July 1971 for Mike Haggerty.


Marty Schottenheimer was traded again to the Colts before the beginning of the 1971 season for an undisclosed draft pick.


Marty Schottenheimer retired from football in 1971 and spent the next several years working in the real estate industry.


Marty Schottenheimer came out of retirement in 1974 to sign with the Portland Storm of the World Football League as a player-coach.


Marty Schottenheimer injured his shoulder prior to the start of the season, but stayed on with the Storm as their linebackers coach.


Marty Schottenheimer's professional coaching career began in 1974 when he became linebackers coach for the Portland Storm of the World Football League.


Marty Schottenheimer spent 1978 and 1979 as the linebackers coach for the NFL's Detroit Lions.


On October 22,1984, Marty Schottenheimer replaced Sam Rutigliano as Browns head coach, after an October 7 game against the New England Patriots that bore an eerie resemblance to Cleveland's 1980 playoff loss to the Raiders, known as Red Right 88.


In 1990, Marty Schottenheimer's Chiefs got out of the starting gate quickly, winning three of their first four games.


From 1999 to 2000, Marty Schottenheimer worked as a football analyst for ESPN, where he sometimes criticized Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for being a meddlesome owner.


Marty Schottenheimer's Redskins became the first-team in NFL history to win five consecutive games immediately after losing its first five games.


Marty Schottenheimer found it unfair to be blamed for the coaching turnover, noting that assistants cannot be blocked from interviewing for head coach positions.


Marty Schottenheimer even went as far to book a flight to San Diego for his brother, against Spanos' wishes.


Marty Schottenheimer was still owed $4 million for the final year of his contract, as the firing was "without cause".


Marty Schottenheimer was replaced as San Diego head coach by Norv Turner.


In March 2011, the Virginia Destroyers hired Marty Schottenheimer to be their first head coach and general manager, at the age of 67.


Marty Schottenheimer's efforts earned him the 2011 United Football League Coach of the Year award.


Marty Schottenheimer's starting running back, Dominic Rhodes, was named the MVP of the 2011 UFL season.


Marty Schottenheimer later sued Hambrecht after not receiving any of the money he was owed.


Marty Schottenheimer received a settlement of approximately $800,000 in the lawsuit.


Marty Schottenheimer is the only NFL head coach with at least 200 regular season wins to have a losing playoff record, not win a championship, and not be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Marty Schottenheimer made ten straight trips to the NFL Playoffs.


Marty Schottenheimer was able to field a potent passing attack with two superstar quarterbacks; first with Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, and then with Aaron Rodgers.


Bruce Arians, who is another member of Marty Schottenheimer's coaching tree, is well known for his motto, "No risk it, no biscuit," which encourages all his players to play aggressively.


Marty Schottenheimer served as quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 2000, mentoring Peyton Manning.


Marty Schottenheimer was named the team's interim head coach when Chuck Pagano, the team's regular head coach, was being treated for leukemia.


Marty Schottenheimer became the first ever interim head coach to be named NFL Coach of the Year for his efforts.


Marty Schottenheimer turned the Cardinals into a legitimate playoff contender while getting productive seasons from his star quarterback Carson Palmer.


In December 2018, Marty Schottenheimer was still able to travel and made a brief pre-recorded speech supporting Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after Reid surpassed him in coaching wins.


Marty Schottenheimer died five days later on February 8,2021, in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the age of 77.