Pat Schottenheimer is the wife of former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer, who served as head coach for the San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns. He was also a brilliant developer of coaching talent. Let’s keep learning about Pat on the facts below!
1. Marty’s wife was born Patricia A. Hoeltgen on September 22, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts.
2. She is one of three children born to Frank and Elaine Hoeltgen.
3. Pat’s father was an aviator for the US Air Force that served in WWII. Spend more than a year in captivity by the German army after his plane was shot. His crew escaped, but he suffered a fracture on his leg. who broke his leg, captured by the Germans.
4. Pat loved her mom: from her she learn to be independent, resourceful, and, most importantly, how to raise a family by herself.
5. Mrs. Schottenheimer, 73, met Marty in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Easter Sunday of 1965. At the time, she was a twenty-one-year old senior at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.
6. After college, Marty went to play for the Buffalo Bills and planned for Pat to visit him, at the same time he had a girlfriend, and was even engaged to her, so he broke off the engagement. Pat didn’t find out about that until years later.
7. Marty and Pat got engaged after Valentine’s Day the following year, and got married on February 6, 1967. They have two children: Kristen, 46, and Brian, 43.
8. On October 28, 2016, Pat informed Marty was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago.