Former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer was relocated to a hospice facility near his home in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease, his family said in a statement to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Wednesday.
He is listed in a stable condition.
“As a family we surround him with love,” said his wife Pat in a statement that also spoke on behalf of the couple’s children, Kristin and Brian, “and soak up the prayers and support of all those he has influenced incredible life. The way he taught us all, we put one foot in front of the other … one step at a time. “
Schottenheimer, 77, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014.
Schottenheimer, who coached the Browns, Chiefs, Washington and Chargers, posted a career record of 205-139-1, including the playoffs. He was named NFL Coach of the Year with the Chargers in 2004. His NFL career ended in 2006 after a 14-2 season with the Chargers and an exit from the playoffs.
Schottenheimer also played six seasons as a linebacker for the Bills (1965 to 1968) and Patriots (1969 to 1970).
His son Brian recently reached an agreement to become the Jaguars’ passing game coordinator, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.