2010: Marty Schottenheimer | Chiefs Hall of Honor | Kansas City Chiefs - Chiefs.com
2010 | Marty Schottenheimer | Coach
Schottenheimer joins Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Hank Stram as the only other coach to be inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame. During Schottenheimer's 10-year run as Chiefs head coach from '89-98, Kansas City compiled 101 regular season victories, the highest total during any 10-year span in the franchise's storied 50-year history. Schottenheimer guided the club to seven playoff appearances and coached in 10 postseason contests, the highest totals of any Chiefs head coach.
Under Schotteneheimer's leadership, the Chiefs were one of just three NFL clubs to reach the playoffs seven times in the '90s. Kansas City captured AFC West titles in '93, '95 and '97, in addition to making their first-ever appearance in the AFC Championship Game following the '93 campaign. Schottenheimer's squads compiled a 55-28 (.663) regular season and postseason record against the AFC West from '89-98, including a remarkable 18-3 (.857) mark against the Raiders. During Schottenheimer's head coaching tenure, the Chiefs posted a 62-18 (.775) regular season home record at Arrowhead, the third-best mark in the NFL over that 10-year span.
The McDonald, Pennsylvania native spent 30 seasons as a coach in the NFL ranks, including 21 seasons as a head coach with Cleveland ('84-88), Kansas City ('89-98), Washington (2001) and San Diego (2002-06). He concluded his NFL head coaching tenure with a 200-126-1 (.613) regular season record. The four coaches in NFL history with more regular season victories than Schottenheimer are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Don Shula (328), George Halas (318), Tom Landry (250) and Curly Lambeau (226).
In total, Schottenheimer's clubs advanced to the playoffs 13 times during his illustrious head coaching career, trailing only Shula (20) and Landry (18). Schottenheimer is one of five coaches to lead three different clubs to the playoffs, joining Chuck Knox, Bill Parcells, Dan Reeves and Dick Vermeil as the only other head coaches in NFL history to accomplish that feat.
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