Schottenheimer New Redskins Coach
Jan. 03, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Washington Redskins hired former Kansas City and Cleveland coach Marty Schottenheimer as their head coach and director of football operations on Wednesday.
Schottenheimer received a four-year, $10 million contract from the Redskins, who finished the season 8-8 and missed the playoffs despite the largest player payroll in NFL history.
To hire Schottenheimer, the Redskins have agreed to give the Chiefs third-round picks in the next two drafts.
Schottenheimer, who has worked for ESPN the last two years and has been critical of Redskins owner Dan Snyder, replaces interim coach Terry Robiskie, who coached the final three games of this season after Norv Turner was fired.
Schottenheimer coached the Chiefs from 1989-98, compiling a 101-58-1 record. He resigned in January 1999, with three seasons left on his Kansas City contract.