Former NFL All-Star Linebacker played 7 Seasons for the Buffalo Bills, and Baltimore Colts. After his playing career, Marty quickly transitioned to coaching and has won over 200 games in his 21 years as a head coach.
Pro Football coaching career
- 21 Seasons as NFL Head Coach
- .613 Lifetime Win-Loss Percentage ranks as one of the best in NFL history
- .729 Win-Loss Percentage over last three seasons
- Only Two losing seasons in 21 years as NFL Head Coach
- 13 Playoff Appearances in 21 seasons
Soon after leaving as head coach of the San Diego Chargers, he was hired by ESPN to work as an NFL Insider on the station, returning to a role he had served in between his coaching stints with the Washington Redskins and the San Diego Chargers. He's currently been seen on Sports Center and NFL Live.
Schottenheimer gave many Head Coaches their first coaching jobs. All of these coaches have coached under Schottenheimer:
- Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Gunther Cunningham, Kansas City Chiefs
- Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts
- Lindy Infante, Green Bay Packers (1988-1991)
- Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers
- Herman Edwards, Kansas City Chiefs
- Cam Cameron, Miami Dolphins
- Wade Phillips, Dallas Cowboys
His son Brian Schottenheimer is the New York Jets offensive coordinator. Brian has already interviewed as a NFL Head Coaching candidate despite being only 32 years old. Marty's younger brother Kurt Schottenheimer coaches the Green Bay Packers' secondary.