Longtime NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer (pictured above) has passed away at the age of 77 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.  He had been in hospice care since last week in North Carolina.

Schottenheimer was a head coach with the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers for more than two decades.  He retired after the 2006 season.

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Marty coached the Browns to a pair of AFC Championship Games in 1986 and 1987 (lost to Denver) and the Chiefs to the AFC title tilt in 1994 (lost to Buffalo).  Despite never reaching the Super Bowl, he still managed to become one of the few coaches to win 200 games in his NFL career.

Schottenheimer was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2014.  He is survived by his wife Pat, and his children Kristen and Brian.  Brian has been a longtime assistant coach in the NFL.

 

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