Marty Mornhinweg

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Marty Mornhinweg
New York Jets
Offensive Coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-03-29) March 29, 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth: Edmond, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Montana
Undrafted in 1985
Debuted in 1987 for the Denver Dynamite
Last played in 1987 for the Denver Dynamite
Career history

As a player:

As a coach:

Career highlights and awards
Career Arena football statistics
Pass comp-att 3-4
Percentage 75
TDINT 0-0
Passing yards 30
Passer rating 95.83
Head coaching record
Regular season 5–27 (.156)
Postseason 0–0 (–)
Career record 5–27 (.156)
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Marty Mornhinweg (pronounced morn-HEN-wig;[needs IPA] born March 29, 1962) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL), having joined them on January 18, 2013. He was the head coach of the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2002 and the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator from 2006 to 2012.

Playing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Mornhinweg led the Oak Grove Eagles high school varsity team to a CCS championship game in 1978 when they blew out St Francis, 52–7, for the CCS Title.[1]

College[edit]

Mornhingweg started all four years at quarterback for the University of Montana, where he set 15 passing records.

Professional[edit]

Denver Dynamite[edit]

Mornhinweg became the starting quarterback for the Denver Dynamite in the Arena Football League in 1987. In his first start, he completed 3 of 4 passes for 30 yards and was sacked twice. Soon after, Mornhinweg blew out his knee. His team, however, went on to win the inaugural Arena Bowl I with a 45–16 victory over the Pittsburgh Gladiators.

Coaching career[edit]

College[edit]

In 1985, Mornhinweg was the receivers coach at the University of Montana. Between 1988 and 1994, he coached at several universities, including: Northern Arizona (running backs), SE Missouri State (offense), Missouri (tight ends and the offensive line), and again at Northern Arizona (offense).

Professional[edit]

During 1995 and 1996, Mornhinweg coached with the Green Bay Packers, first as an offensive assistant, then as the quarterbacks coach. From 1997 to 2000, he was offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, under Steve Mariucci.

In 2001, Mornhinweg became the head coach of the Detroit Lions, where he compiled a 5–27 record in two seasons. His .156 winning percentage is the worst for a non-interim coach in franchise history.

His most notable moment as a head coach came during a 2002 game against the Chicago Bears. The game went into overtime, and the Lions won the ensuing coin toss. However, Mornhinweg felt that having the wind in his favor was more important than getting the ball, despite having Jason Hanson (who hit a then-NCAA record 62-yard field goal in his college days at Washington State University) as his kicker. He elected to kick, rather than receive. As it turned out, the Lions never got the ball; on the Bears' opening drive, Chicago scored a field goal to win the game.

Mornhinweg masterminded the Eagles offense in the final six games of the 2006 season, and into the NFC Playoffs. Coach Andy Reid gave Mornhinweg the play-calling responsibilities after the Eagles' disastrous loss to the Indianapolis Colts, 45–21. The Eagles won all six games, employing a more balanced run/pass attack. The wins included an unprecedented three consecutive December divisional road games, all with a back-up quarterback, Jeff Garcia. It was the only time Reid yielded play-calling responsibilities, a role Mornhinweg continued through the 2007 season.

NFL head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
DET 2001 2 14 0 .125 5th in NFC Central - - - -
DET 2002 3 13 0 .188 4th in NFC North - - - -
DET Total 5 27 0 .156 0 0 .000
Total 5 27 0 .156 0 0 .000

Personal[edit]

Mornhinweg's son, Skyler, is the third-string quarterback at Florida. He made his first career start versus South Carolina during the 2013 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] 1978 CCS History

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marc Trestman
San Francisco 49ers Offensive Coordinator
1997–2000
Succeeded by
Greg Knapp
Preceded by
Brad Childress
Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Pat Shurmur
Preceded by
Tony Sparano
New York Jets Offensive Coordinator
2013–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent