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In [[1987 NFL season|1987]], he moved to the [[San Diego Chargers]] as [[General Manager (American football)|General Manager]] where he served until his release in December of [[1989 NFL season|1989]]. He the rejoined the Raiders until moving to an administrative office with the [[St. Louis Rams|Los Angeles Rams]]. With the Raiders, he served in a number of capacities ranging from assistant coach to Director of Football Operations. Ortmayer was on the sidelines when the Raiders won both Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII. In [[1995 NFL season|1995]], as Vice President of Football Operations of the Rams, Ortmayer oversaw the move from [[Los Angeles]], [[California]] to [[St. Louis, Missouri]]. In 2000, Ortmayer was named Director of Player Personnel of the [[XFL]]'s Memphis team.<ref>[http://corporate.wwe.com/news/2000/2000_07_28.3.jsp Veteran Pro Football Executive Steve Ortmayer Joins XFL-Memphis] World Wrestling Entertainment. Accessed 2 July 2007.</ref>
 
In [[1987 NFL season|1987]], he moved to the [[San Diego Chargers]] as [[General Manager (American football)|General Manager]] where he served until his release in December of [[1989 NFL season|1989]]. He the rejoined the Raiders until moving to an administrative office with the [[St. Louis Rams|Los Angeles Rams]]. With the Raiders, he served in a number of capacities ranging from assistant coach to Director of Football Operations. Ortmayer was on the sidelines when the Raiders won both Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII. In [[1995 NFL season|1995]], as Vice President of Football Operations of the Rams, Ortmayer oversaw the move from [[Los Angeles]], [[California]] to [[St. Louis, Missouri]]. In 2000, Ortmayer was named Director of Player Personnel of the [[XFL]]'s Memphis team.<ref>[http://corporate.wwe.com/news/2000/2000_07_28.3.jsp Veteran Pro Football Executive Steve Ortmayer Joins XFL-Memphis] World Wrestling Entertainment. Accessed 2 July 2007.</ref>
   
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Steve Ortmayer (born in Painesville, Ohio) was an assistant head coach, special teams coordinator, and tight ends coach at the University of Kentucky. Ortmayer grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas. He played one season at Vanderbilt University before transferring to the University of La Verne and playing three seasons there.

Coaching[edit | edit source]

Ortmayer got his start in coaching at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1967 and also spent a season at Georgia Tech. From 1968 to 1973, he was Assistant Head Coach, offensive line coach, and defensive line coach for Colorado. In 1974, he was Assistant Head Coach and offensive line coach for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. After one year with the Yellow Jackets, Ortmayer moved on to the NFL to be the special teams coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 1975-1977 . Ortmayer spent 25 seasons in the National Football League and won two Super Bowl rings as special teams coach with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders in 1981 and 1984.[citation needed]In 2003, he became assistant head coach, special teams coordinator, and tight ends coach at the University of Kentucky. Ortmayer has coached in 5 college bowl games and for eight NFL playoff teams, in addition to his two Super Bowl wins with the Raiders.

Executive career[edit | edit source]

In 1987, he moved to the San Diego Chargers as General Manager where he served until his release in December of 1989. He the rejoined the Raiders until moving to an administrative office with the Los Angeles Rams. With the Raiders, he served in a number of capacities ranging from assistant coach to Director of Football Operations. Ortmayer was on the sidelines when the Raiders won both Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII. In 1995, as Vice President of Football Operations of the Rams, Ortmayer oversaw the move from Los Angeles, California to St. Louis, Missouri. In 2000, Ortmayer was named Director of Player Personnel of the XFL's Memphis team.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Veteran Pro Football Executive Steve Ortmayer Joins XFL-Memphis World Wrestling Entertainment. Accessed 2 July 2007.
Preceded by
First Coach
Kansas City Chiefs Special Teams Coach
1975-1977
Succeeded by
Bobby Ross
Preceded by
Johnny Sanders
San Diego Chargers General Manager
1987–1989
Succeeded by
Bobby Beathard

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