Brian Schottenheimer

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Brian Schottenheimer
Current position
Title Offensive Coordinator
Team Georgia Bulldogs
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-10-16) October 16, 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth Denver, Colorado
Alma mater University of Florida
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1997 St. Louis Rams (Assistant)
1998 Kansas City Chiefs (Assistant)
1999 Syracuse University (WR)
2000 University of Southern California (TE)
2001 Washington Redskins
2002–2005 San Diego Chargers
2006–2011 New York Jets
2012–2014 St. Louis Rams
2015–Present University of Georgia

Brian Schottenheimer (born October 16, 1973) is an American football coach. He is the current offensive coordinator of the Georgia Bulldogs football team of the University of Georgia. He was the quarterback coach for the Washington Redskins and the San Diego Chargers before becoming the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets.[1] His father, Marty Schottenheimer, was 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[edit]

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 high schoolAll-American honors. He threw for 2,586 yards and 26 touchdowns in his career.

College career[edit]

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.[2] 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[edit]

Schottenheimer was an assistant coach from 1997 to 2005 with the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Syracuse Orange, and USC Trojans, including as quarterback coach for the Washington Redskins and San Diego 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 2006 he became offensive coordinator for the New York Jets and, 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.[3]

After the 2008 NFL season, when Jet's coach Eric Mangini was fired, Schottenheimer was one of the first candidates interviewed 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 as Offensive Coordinator and would not interview for the head coaching vacancy in Buffalo.[4]

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 7, 2015, it was announced that Schottenheimer would take over as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Georgia Bulldogs football team of the University of Georgia.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Son Learns From His Father, but Puts Trust in Himself". The New York Times. January 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 76, 174, 185 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "Schottenheimer withdraws from consideration with Dolphins". January 15, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  4. ^ Ackert, Kristie (January 14, 2010). "New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer passes on Bills head coach job". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2010-01-15. 

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