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ST. LOUIS RAMS MIKE MARTZ TO LEAVE TEAM FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON
St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz ponders a question during a press conference where Martz announced he would step aside for the season due to health reasons at the Rams practice facility in Earth City, MO on October 24, 2005. Coach Joe Vitt will remain interim coach for the remainder of the season, while Martz is treated for an infection near his heart. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Mike Martz (born May 13, 1951 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is a former NFL head coach and currently the offensive coordinator for the National Football League's Chicago Bears.

Martz is best known as the offensive coordinator behind the St. Louis Rams high-powered 1999 team that won the Super Bowl. As a head coach in the NFL Martz was 56-36 in 5⅓ seasons as the St. Louis Rams head coach. He won two division titles, had four playoff berths including a NFC championship and a trip to Super Bowl XXXVI.

Martz played tight end at San Diego Mesa College, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Fresno State University and graduated summa cum laude from FSU in 1972. The following year his coaching career began at Bullard High School in Fresno, California. From 1974 to 1991, he was an assistant coach at seven colleges and universities, including two stints as offensive coordinator at Arizona State University.

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