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Brian Schottenheimer
Current position
Title Offensive coordinator
Team St. Louis Rams
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-10-16) October 16, 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Denver, Colorado
Alma mater University of Florida
Team(s) as a coach/administrator



St. Louis Rams
Kansas City Chiefs
Southern California
Washington Redskins
(Quarterbacks coach)
San Diego Chargers
(Quarterbacks coach)
New York Jets
(Offensive coordinator)
St. Louis Rams
(Offensive Coordinator)

Brian Schottenheimer (born October 16, 1973) is an American football coach. He is the current offensive coordinator of the St.Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Before becoming an offensive coordinator, he was the quarterback coach for the San Diego Chargers. His father, Marty Schottenheimer, is formerly the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and his uncle, Kurt Schottenheimer, was also the defensive backs coach for the Chiefs.

Early years

Schottenheimer was born in Denver, Colorado. He prepped at Blue Valley High School in Stilwell, Kansas, where he quarterbacked his team to the Kansas Class 5A state football championship as a senior in 1991, while earning first-team all-state and honorable mention All-American honors. He threw for 2,586 yards and 26 touchdowns in his career.

College career

Schottenheimer first attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a member of the Kansas Jayhawks football team for a single season in 1992. He transferred to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, sat out a year as required by NCAA transfer rules, and then played for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1994 to 1996.[1] Schottenheimer served as backup to starting quarterback Danny Wuerffel, and was a member of the Gators' 1996 Bowl Alliance national championship team. During his college playing career, he completed twenty-five of thirty-eight passes (65.8%) for 290 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for a touchdown.

Schottenheimer graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science in 1997.

Professional coaching career

Schottenheimer was an assistant coach with the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Syracuse Orange, USC Trojans and Washington Redskins from 1997 to 2001, before becoming an assistant coach with the Chargers. He was an assistant under his father, Marty Schottenheimer, in three of those coaching positions: Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers.

In early 2007, Schottenheimer's name was floated around as being a possible replacement for the departed Nick Saban as the Miami Dolphins head coach. He later removed his name from consideration for the Dolphins head coaching position, preferring to stay in New York.[2]

After the 2008 NFL season, when coach Eric Mangini was fired, Schottenheimer was one of the first candidates to interview for the open head coaching position. However, he eventually lost out to Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan.

On January 13, 2009, Schottenheimer announced that he was staying with the Jets and would not interview for the head coaching vacancy in Buffalo.[3]

On January 10, 2012, Schottenheimer announced he would not return to the Jets for the 2012 season. On January 21, 2012 Schottenheimer became the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams.

On January 10, 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars requested to interview Schottenheimer for their head coaching vacancy.

See also


  1. 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 76, 174, 185 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. "Schottenheimer withdraws from consideration with Dolphins". ESPN.com. January 15, 2007. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=nfl&id=2732324. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  3. Ackert, Kristie (January 14, 2010). "New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer passes on Bills head coach job". Daily News (New York). http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/2010/01/14/2010-01-14_schott_passes_on_bills.html. Retrieved 2010-01-15.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Heimerdinger
New York Jets Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Tony Sparano
Preceded by
Josh McDaniels
St. Louis Rams Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
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