Tip Sheet: Coaching staying power

Bears' Martz among sizable group of former head coaches still gainfully employed

Originally Published: August 6, 2010
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In the four-plus years since Mike Martz was dismissed as the St. Louis Rams' head coach after the 2005 season, a campaign in which he took a medical leave of absence after five games to address a serious heart condition, the veteran coach has been the offensive coordinator for three franchises.

"If you believe in what you're doing, it doesn't get old," said Martz, who was named the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator this spring after similar stints with Detroit (2006-07) ...

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