Meet The Coach: Brian Schottenheimer

Intro: Over the next few weeks, will publish Q & A’s with all of the team’s assistant coaches. Here, we will get to know new Quarterbacks Coach Brian Schottenheimer.


INDIANAPOLIS – Hear the name "Schottenheimer" and you don't have to guess for very long what sport you are referring to.

This offseason, the Colts hired Brian Schottenheimer to be the team's quarterbacks coach, after Clyde Christensen took a coordinating position with the Dolphins.

Get to know new Quarterbacks Coach Brian Schottenheimer:

Describe your journey to Indianapolis

"Started my coaching career with the Rams for a year, as an offensive assistant. Went to Kansas City for a year, as the quality control coach on offense. Spent a year at Syracuse as the receivers coach. Spent a year at USC as the tight ends coach. Went to the Redskins as a quarterbacks coach. Then spent four years in San Diego as the quarterbacks coach. Spent six years with the Jets as an offensive coordinator. Spent three years with the Rams as an offensive coordinator. Went to the University of Georgia for one year as the offensive coordinator than came here."Most memorable moment in football

"I would say probably winning the State Championship in high school. That was a lot of fun and probably jumps to the top of my list. Then fortunate enough to win a National Championship in college (at Florida). Those were probably the two highest, best memories of the game."When did you know you wanted to be a coach?

"My freshman year of college. That's actually why I transferred from the University of Kansas. I signed with KU coming out of college and knew I wanted to become a coach. I knew I wasn't a good enough player to play at the next level. I decided to go transfer some place where I knew I could learn from a strong passing-minded coach. That's why I chose Coach (Steve) Spurrier down at Florida."Favorite part about coaching

"Being on the grass with the guys. More specifically than that, just the fundamental development of a player. Watching them grow and develop a skill set that's going to help them to play at a high level for a long time."Describe your coaching style

"Upbeat. Positive. Energetic. Try to pay close attention to the details. Just have fun."Who was your biggest influence growing up?

"Obviously both my parents were huge influences on me. Obviously in the profession, my father was a big influence on me. My parents were probably the two biggest influences on me."Favorite hobby

"Anything with my family."Favorite food

"Italian."Favorite movie

"Probably Shawshank Redemption."Favorite music/genre

"I'm kind of a radio guy but I'll say country."Favorite quote

"Not really. I have a number of them but none that are significant enough to be the favorite."Favorite place you've traveled

"Probably Bozeman, Montana."Why Indianapolis?

"Certainly the people, first and foremost. I know Chud (Rob Chudzinski) very well. I've worked with him before. I knew of Chuck. I've competed against Chuck (Pagano), knew his brother, John, in San Diego. Obviously the chance to come here and work with Andrew (Luck) was a huge selling point to me."Favorite Spot/Part about Indy/Colts

"We love downtown. We go downtown in the main area, by Ruth Chris, St. Elmo's. We love Tasting's the little wine bar down there by (Bankers Life Fieldhouse). That's probably where we've spent quite a bit of time in the downtown area."What qualities do you want your quarterbacks to have?

"Toughness. Discipline. Details. And probably passion."Family

Wife: Gemmi. Sons: Sutton. Daughter: Savannah.

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