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Former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer moved to hospice

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 14:54:28-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer’s family announced Wednesday that he was moved into a hospice facility last weekend.

Schottenheimer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, was transferred Saturday to a facility near his home in Charlotte.

He is listed in “stable condition following complications from his disease,” the Schottenheimer family said in a statement.

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

The family has requested privacy during this time.

Schottenheimer served as head coach of the Chiefs from 1989-98, finishing 101-58-1 with seven playoff appearances in 10 seasons.

Only Hank Stram has more coaching victories (124) with the franchise.

Kansas City won the AFC West three times and never finished worse than second in the division under Schottensheimer until his final season.

He also led Cleveland to three division titles and led the Chargers to two during 21 seasons as an NFL head coach.

Schottenheimer also coached the Cleveland Browns, Washington Football Team and then-San Diego Chargers. He reached the AFC Championship Games, including two with the Browns and the 1993 AFC Championship Game with the Chiefs.

He was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2010 and is one of only seven NFL head coaches with 200 career wins in the regular season.

As a player, Schottenheimer helped the Buffalo Bills win the 1965 AFL title.

Marty and Pat have two children, Kristin and Brian, who was recently hired as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Brian Schottenheimer served as a Chiefs assistant in 1998.