One of the most successful and yet underrated head coaches in NFL history has passed away.


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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Marty Schottenheimer died on Monday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pat, his children Kristen and Brian, and four grandchildren.

Schottenheimer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014, and his condition worsened in recent years.

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Schottenheimer was a successful head coach in the NFL for several different teams. He had stints with the Browns, Chiefs, Washington, and the Chargers.

In 20-plus seasons as a head coach, Schottenheimer compiled a record of 200-126-1 during the regular season and 5-13 in the playoffs. Schottenheimer is the only former head coach with 200 wins who hasn’t been inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame.