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Marty Shottenheimer becomes head coach, GM of the Virginia Destroyers

Former Browns head coach Marty Shottenheimer is coming out of retirement to take over the head coaching duties of the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. Shottenheimer had coach four different teams, including the Browns during his 30 plus years in the NFL.


He joins former NFL head coaches Jim Fassel, Dennis Green, and Jerry Glanville as current UFL coaches that have prior NFL experience. Schottenheimer takes over for Jay Gruden, who was hired to be the next offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. T


he Destroyers will inherit the Florida Tuskers roster, the unit that had appeared in the UFL’s title game each of the past two seasons. Their games will be played at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, that currently has 6,000 seats, and is looking to add up to 12,000 before opening kickoff.


Seeing as though Schottenheimer will inherit a 2-time champion, will his title-drought as a head coach finally come to an end?

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