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]

Following the 1978 Championship Season, Morhninweg went on to become the 1979 Northern California Player of Year.

For his performance during his time at Oak Grove High School, the school honored Mornhinweg and inducted him into the Oak Grove High School Hall of Fame.


Mornhinweg started all four years at quarterback for the University of Montana, where he set 15 passing records. During the 1982 season at Montana, Mornhinweg led the Griz to its 1st Big Sky Championship in 12 years. Through Morhninweg's performance, Montana inducted him into the Montana Hall of Fame. Mornhinweg also earned his Bachelors Degree in Health and Physical Education/Coaching from the University of Montana, then went on to earn his Masters of Science in Health and Physical Education/Sports Administration from the University of Texas El Paso. He went undrafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.


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, taking over a team that saw two head coaches leave in the previous season. 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]

In 2003, he joined the coaching staff of the Philadelphia Eagles. 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 a 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 2012 season, until becoming the Jets Offensive Coordinator in 2013.

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

During his career as an Offensive Coordinator, Mornhinweg's offenses have finished 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, and 12th in total offense, and regularly highly ranked in big plays.

Mornhinweg was at one time the youngest Quarterback coach, the youngest Offensive Coordinator, and the 2nd youngest Head Coach in the NFL. In all, Mornhinweg has coached 1 year of High School, 10 years in the college ranks, and 14 years in the NFL. Throughout his coaching career, Marty has coached every position on the offensive side of the ball.

Mornhinweg has earned a reputation as top Quarterback coach by coaching 5 different Pro Bowl Quarterbacks, Hall of Fame Quarterback, Steve Young, and future Hall of Fame Quarterback, Brett Favre.

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 and his wife, Lindsay, have four children, two daughters and two sons. His daughters, Madi and Molly, are a recent college graduate from Penn and a Junior at Montana, respectively. His sons, Sky and Cade, are a Columbia Student-Athlete playing QB (transfer from Florida) and a Junior in High School, respectively.


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