ESPN report: Former San Diego Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer moved to hospice care

Marty Schottenheimer
Posted at 10:31 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 13:31:22-05

(KGTV) – Former San Diego Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer was moved to hospice care as he continues to battle Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Mortensen reported Wednesday that Schottenheimer’s family moved the 77-year-old former coach to a hospice facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Schottenheimer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014, is in stable condition, according to a statement from the family.

“As a family we are surrounding him with love,” said Pat Schottenheimer, his wife, and speaking on behalf of their children, Kristin and Brian, “and are soaking up the prayers and support from all those he impacted through his incredible life. In the way he taught us all, we are putting one foot in front of the other … one play at a time.”

Schottenheimer compiled a 200-126-1 record in his 21-year career as an NFL head coach. He coached the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers.

He led the Chargers to two playoff berths during his five-year tenure, including a league-best 14-2 record in the 2006 season -- his final year as an NFL head coach.