Pat Schottenheimer Bio, Wiki
Pat Schottenheimer born Patricia A. Hoeltgen is best known for being the wife of Marty Schottenheimer, an American football linebacker and coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 21 seasons. He died on February 8, 2021, in Charlotte, North Carolina after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at age 77.
Legendary NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer, (77), peacefully passed away with family at his
side on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Schottenheimer had been
battling Alzheimer’s since 2014.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) February 9, 2021
Pat Schottenheimer & Marty Schottenheimer
Pat married Schottenheimer in 1968. Their first date is mentioned in Schottenheimer’s biography, ‘Martyball: The Life and Triumphs of Marty Schottenheimer, The Coach Who Really Did Win It All’ by Jeffrey Flanagan. The book mentions how in 1965, they met on Daytona Beach, Florida while enjoying their spring break. Schottenheimer asked Pat out to dinner, and she gave him the address of where she was staying at that time. However, when the young Schottenheimer knocked at Pat’s door, he couldn’t recognize her in her light yellow summer dress.
Schottenheimer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, and ever since then, his wife remained by his side. Pat revealed back then that one of the things that they have been good in was dealing with Schottenheimer’s diagnosis and how they have always worked as a team.
Pat even mentioned that their family kept the diagnosis quiet for a while and only made the news public when the symptoms became noticeable. In an interview with WCNC, she talked about her husband and how he has coped up with his disease “ Schottenheimer has always been a good man, always happy, fun personality, lots of men friends and family friends, always one of the guys. His personality hasn’t changed that much.”
While talking about Alzheimer’s disease, Pat said, “We’re doing everything we can and we’re fortunate because we have good medical help but there’s not much out there. We’re just going to manage. The kids, the grandkids, Phoebe (the cocker spaniel), and I, we’re going to manage.”
Marty Schottenheimer Background
Legendary NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer The acclaimed NFL coach was moved to a hospice facility near his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 30th, 2021 because of complications from a progressive brain disorder. Schottenheimer is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pat, his children Kristen and Brian, and grandchildren Brandon, Catherine, Sutton, and Savannah.
Schottenheimer’s NFL coaching career ended in 2006 following a 14-2 season with the Chargers and a divisional-round exit from the playoffs. Schottenheimer’s daughter, Kristen, said in a statement that her father is now looking down on from heaven and smiling while adding: “We are so incredibly proud of the man he was and how he lived his life.”
Apart from being one of the finest NFL coaches, who won 200 regular-season games with four NFL teams over more than two decades, Schottenheimer’s personal life has remained a talk of the sporting world. His wife, Pat, supported him through the thick and thin and stayed by his side when he breathed his last at age 77.