Marty Schottenheimer listed in stable condition at hospice facility

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Former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014, was moved to a hospice facility near his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, his family announced in a statement.

Schottenheimer is in stable condition following complications with his disease.

“As a family we are surrounding him with love,” Schottenheimer’s wife, Pat, said in a statement, “and are soaking up the prayers and support from all those he impacted through his incredible life. In the way he taught us all, we are putting one foot in front of the other . . . one play at a time.”

The Schottenheimer family requested privacy.

Schottenheiemer, 77, last coached in the NFL in 2006 with the Chargers.

He spent 21 years as a head coach, coaching the Browns, Chiefs, Washington and the Chargers. Schottenheimer went 200-126-1 in the regular season 5-13 in the postseason.

28 responses to “Marty Schottenheimer listed in stable condition at hospice facility

  1. He made the 90’s so much fun being a Chiefs fan. DT, Neil Smith, the Nigerian Nightmare, I could go on. Lotta love going to the Schottenheimers today.

  2. Such a cruel, cruel disease, Alzheimer’s. Sending good wishes to the Schottenheimer family.

  3. He left such a huge impact on Kc Chiefs fans and players that will live on. no one hated the raiders more and he made sure to bring his best come Raider week.

  4. Best wishes to the Schottenheimer family. I saw a special on him with his wife a while back. So sad to see someone like that.

  5. Very sad to learn this. Schottenheimer was one of the prominent NFL coaches that I grew up with and he coached some spectacular, memorable teams and players. One of the best.

  6. Sorry to learn of this may God bless you and your family. Thank you for the wonderful memories coach !

  7. Great coach and a great man. Thank you for those great Browns playoff memories. We didn’t get to the Super Bowl but those were fun days in Cleveland. You gave fans of San Diego and KC great memories too. I wish you could have gotten to the big one. You deserved it.

  8. As a former Chargers fan, I was ecstatic when Marty became coach in San Diego. He made the Chargers a feared team for awhile and when he got fired after going 14-2 it outraged us. If the Chargers had held on to him, they might just have won that elusive Super Bowl (Marty was due) and might just still be playing in San Diego.

  9. Great coach, great man. I hope they have better treatments these days that can enhance his quality of life during this difficult time.

  10. There’s a gleam men, there’s a gleam! Let’s get the gleam, alright!!!

    Best wishes coach!!

  11. Dude was unceremoniously fired after a 12-4 season. He was a great coach for many years. All the best to the fam.

  12. I remember that 2006 Chargers team being the best team the Chargers or Shottenheimer ever had. If they had gotten past the Patriots, they matched up well with the Colts and probably would have won it all.

  13. Hard to believe it’s been nearly 15 years since he has coached. One of the greats of all time. Very sad to see him and his family have to endure this sickness.

  14. All prayers and blessings to Marty Schottenheiner and his family. He “has a gleam.” I’m looking at his ‘71 topps card. Thank you sir, for all you’ve done. Godspeed.

  15. Alzheimers sucks, and it stinks for everyone, but its a particular shame that he couldn’t continue to enjoy and impart his football wisdom in his final years.

  16. We all loved Marty out here in San Diego, then GM A.J. Smith ran him out of town after a 14-2 season, the cur. We still love you out here Marty. Much love to you Coach.

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