Marty Mornhinweg

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Marty Mornhinweg
Baltimore Ravens
Position: Quarterbacks Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-03-29) March 29, 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth: Edmond, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Montana
Undrafted: 1985
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

Marty Mornhinweg (pronounced morn-HEN-wig;[needs IPA] born March 29, 1962) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the quarterbacks coach with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL), having joined them on January 21, 2015.[1] He was the head coach of the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2002 and the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator from 2006 to 2012. He was most recently the Offensive Coordinator for the New York Jets from 2013 to 2014.

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.[2]


Mornhingweg started all four years at quarterback for the University of Montana, where he set 15 passing records. Prior to his senior season in 1983, Mornhinweg was suspended after being accused of cheating on an exam. He sat out the year before returning in 1984.


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]


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).


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.[3]

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.

On January 21, 2015, Mornhinweg was hired as quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens.[1]

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


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


  1. ^ a b Downing, Garrett. "Ravens Hire Marty Mornhinweg As Quarterbacks Coach". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ [1] 1978 CCS History
  3. ^ Big gaffes

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marc Trestman
San Francisco 49ers Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Greg Knapp
Preceded by
Brad Childress
Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Pat Shurmur
Preceded by
Tony Sparano
New York Jets Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Chan Gailey