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Marty Schottenheimer

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
30 252-213-1 54.18% 5-15 25.00%

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Biography

Marty Schottenheimer was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1975 until 2006, finishing his career with the San Diego Chargers as their head coach. Over his thirty years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 252-213-1. During his career he was a head coach for twenty seasons. His first head coaching opportunity came with the Cleveland Browns. He led the team for four seasons, compiling a record of 40-23-0. His next head coaching stint came with the Kansas City Chiefs. He coached the Chiefs from 1989 to 1998, leading the team to a 101-58-1 record during his ten seasons as head coach. His third opportunity as head coach began in 2001 with the Washington Redskins. He coached them for one season and the team had a 8-8-0 record during his tenure with the team. His last opportunity as head coach began in 2002 with the San Diego Chargers. He coached them for five seasons and the team had a 47-33-0 during his tenure with the team. Throughout Schottenheimer's coaching career his teams led the league in victories two times, most recently in 2006. Schottenheimer won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 2004 after guiding the Chargers to a 12-4-0 record and a berth in the playoffs. During his time as head coach and defensive coordinator he coached multiple players to outstanding seasons. Eight players have received awards at the end of the season under Schottenheimer's coaching. As the head coach for the Chiefs Marcus Allen won Comeback Player of the Year, Barry Word won Comeback Player of the Year, Derrick Thomas won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Dale Carter won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. As the head coach for the Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson won AP Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player, Drew Brees won Comeback Player of the Year, and Shawne Merriman won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. As the defensive coordinator for the Browns Chip Banks won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Last modified: 1/4/2018

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2006 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 14-2-0 0-1
2005 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2004 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 12-4-0 0-1
2003 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2002 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2001 Washington Redskins Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1998 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1997 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1996 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1995 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1994 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1993 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1992 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1991 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1990 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1989 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 8-7-1 0-0
1988 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1987 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 10-5-0 1-1
1986 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1985 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 8-8-0 0-1
1984 Cleveland Browns Interim Coach / Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1983 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
1982 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 4-5-0 0-1
1981 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1980 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1979 Detroit Lions Linebackers Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1978 Detroit Lions Linebackers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1977 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 5-9-0 0-0
1976 New York Giants Linebackers Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1975 New York Giants Linebackers Coach 5-9-0 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Marty Schottenheimer has the most wins (200) of any head coach who didn't win a championship.