By Matt Conner
Brian Schottenheimer recently joined Twitter to help his father, famed head coach Marty Schottenheimer, raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
The family of longtime Kansas City Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer has asked Brian, Marty’s son who is also in the NFL coaching ranks, to open up a Twitter account to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, something the former Chiefs coach was first diagnosed with back in 2011.
Marty Schottenheimer was the Chiefs head coach from 1989 to 1998 and was one of the most successful in franchise history. In 10 full seasons, Marty went 101-58-1 during the regular season—good for an incredible .634 win percentage. He went 3-7 in another 10 playoff games, including a nice run in 1993 with Joe Montana at quarterback that became one of the most successful single seasons in team history, one that stopped in the AFC Championship against the Buffalo Bills.
Marty also coached for several seasons with the Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers as well as a single year with the Washington Redskins. He won an incredible 200 games in his coaching career and while his playoff record remains a blemish, it’s not hard to make a potential Hall of Fame argument for Marty...