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Former Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer is dead at the age of 77

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Chiefs former head coach Marty Schottenheimer died after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. disease.

Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer has passed away at the age of 77. Schottenheimer has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease for the past several years.

Schottenheimer spent 21 years as an NFL coach, Five with the Browns, 10 with the Chiefs, one with Washington, and five with the Chargers.

In this 21 seasons he made the playoffs 13 times, won eight division titles and also earned the 2004 AP NFL Coach of the year for the Chargers.

Schottenheimer was selected 56th overall in the 1965 AFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills as a player, as well as by the Baltimore Colts in the NFL.

Schottenheimer’s coaching tree including Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Mike Tomlin, Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy, and Mike McCarthy.

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