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Marty Mornhinweg
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Date of birth March 29, 1962 (1962-03-29) (age 47)
Place of birth Edmond, Oklahoma
Position(s) Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
QB
College University of Montana
Career record 5-27-0
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1987 Denver Dynamite
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
 ?


1995-1996

1997-2000

2001-2002

2003-present
Southeast Missouri State University
(Offensive Assistant)
Green Bay Packers
(Offensive Assistant)
San Francisco 49ers
(Offensive Coordinator)
Detroit Lions
(Head Coach)
Philadelphia Eagles
(Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Coordinator)

Marty Mornhinweg (born March 29, 1962 in Edmond, Oklahoma) is currently the offensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles, having joined the Eagles in 2003 as the assistant head coach. He was named offensive coordinator on January 6, 2006, after the Eagles previous offensive coordinator Brad Childress was hired as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

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Playing career

Mornhingweg led the Oak Grove Eagles high school varsity team to a CSS championship game in 1978 when they blew out St Francis, 52-7, for the CSS Title[1].

Mornhingweg played for four years as a starter, at quarterback, the University of Montana, where he set 15 passing records.

Mornhinweg became the starting quarterback for the Denver Dynamite in the Arena Football League in 1987. 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 ArenaBowl I with a 45-16 victory over the Pittsburgh Gladiators - a team that featured current University of Arizona Head Coach Mike Stoops.

Coaching career

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College

In 1985, Mornhingweg was the coach for receivers at the University of Montana. Then, between 1988 and 1994, he was a coach at Northern Arizona (running backs), SE Missouri State (offense), Missouri (tight ends and the offensive line), and again at Northern Arizona (offense).

Professional

In 1995 and 1996, Mornhingweg was a coach with the Green Bay Packers, first as an offensive assistant, then as the quarterbacks coach. From 1997 to 2000 he was with the San Francisco 49ers, as offensive coordinator under Steve Mariucci.

During the 2001–2002 seasons, Mornhinweg was the head coach of the Detroit Lions, where he compiled a 5-27 record.

The most notable moment in Mornhinweg's coaching history was his decision, coaching Detroit, to kick after winning an overtime coin toss. Mornhinweg felt that having the wind in his favor was more important for his Lions to win the game against the Chicago Bears, despite having as his kicker Jason Hanson, who hit a then-NCAA record 62-yard field goal in his college days at Washington State University. He elected to kick and on the Bears opening drive, Chicago scored a field goal. Mornhinweg's Lions went on to become 3-13 after that game, and prompted fed-up Lions fans to refer to the coach as "Marty Moron-weg". This decision was the runner up for the Terry Award to Dwayne Rudd's premature helmet toss celebration that cost his Cleveland Browns a victory.

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 QB, Jeff Garcia. It was the only time Reid yielded play calling responsibilities, a role Mornhinweg continued through the 2007 season. He is one of the leading candidates to be the next coach of the Cleveland Browns.

References

  1. ^ [1]1978 CSS History

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marc Trestman
San Francisco 49ers Offensive Coordinator
1997–2000
Succeeded by
Greg Knapp
Preceded by
Gary Moeller
Detroit Lions Head Coach
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Steve Mariucci
Preceded by
Brad Childress
Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
2006–present
Succeeded by
current coordinator

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