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Former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer dead at age 77

Schottenheimer coached four teams, including Washington, and won 200 NFL games.

WASHINGTON — Former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer has died at age 77 following a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Schottenheimer -- who served as the head coach for the Washington Football Team in 2001, the Cleveland Browns' head coach from 1984-1988, the Kansas City Chiefs head coach from 1989-1998, and the San Diego Chargers head coach from 2002-2006 -- was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014. 

Schottenheimer was the eighth-winningest coach in NFL history. He went 200-126-1 in 21 seasons.

His last coaching job was in Virginia, where he was the head coach and general manager for the Virginia Destroyers in 2011 before the United Football League folded. 

Schottenheimer went 8-8 in his lone season with Washington, before he was replaced with Steve Spurrier by owner Dan Snyder.

Schottenheimer died Monday night at a hospice in Charlotte, North Carolina, his family said through Bob Moore, former Kansas City Chiefs publicist. He was moved to a hospice on Jan. 30.

The Schottenheimers have two children, including son Brian, who followed his father into NFL coaching and is currently is the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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