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February 11, 1989
Please tell (Times staff writer) Brian Hewitt his article about Steve Ortmayer selecting himself as head coach for the Chargers was absurd. Ortmayer is hated enough in this city already for his ludicrous trading. What we need is Ortmayer to choose Donald Sterling for the position. Then we could have two village idiots. STEVEN BEASLEY Spring Valley
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January 24, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dick Vermeil, new St. Louis Ram coach and president of football operations, has fired vice president of football operations Steve Ortmayer. Ortmayer, 52, had acted as general manager since the move to St. Louis from Anaheim two years ago and was responsible for all aspects of the Rams' football operations. * Atlanta Coach Dan Reeves added five former New York Giant assistants to his staff: Reeves named Don Blackmon, James Daniel, George Sefcik, Joe DeCamillis and Al Miller.
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October 28, 1988 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
Sunday afternoon in Seattle, the Chargers will begin an effort to piece back together a season that started with a series of contractual and personnel setbacks in training camp and now is laboring under a 4-game losing streak. Injuries, paucity of talent, lack of depth, painfully inopportune penalties and a failure by the defense to create turnovers are just a few of the reasons the Chargers are 2-6 halfway through the 1988 schedule.
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January 17, 1995 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
In probably their last move as the Los Angeles Rams, the team hired Steve Ortmayer as vice president of football operations Monday. The Rams are expected to announce today that they're moving to St. Louis. "I feel this time in the Ram franchise history is a wonderful time to hit the ground running with some new aspects," said Ortmayer, 50, who has been the Raiders' special teams coach and director of football operations since 1990, his second tour of duty with the team.
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December 25, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drama is over now. And it is not about the 6-10 record the Chargers finished with in a year when they lost enough close games to make you think about what former San Francisco Coach Bill Walsh is alleged to have once said about quarterback Steve DeBerg: "He's just good enough to get you beat." Not too many teams beat the Chargers this year. But they were just good enough to beat themselves almost every week.
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February 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Ortmayer rejoined the Raiders today to work with special teams and football operations. Ortmayer, 46, spent the last three years with the San Diego Chargers as director of football operations. Before that, from 1978 to '86, he was special teams coach and director of football operations with the Raiders. "We're glad to have Steve Ortmayer back with the Raiders," Coach Art Shell said.
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October 29, 1988 | JIM LINDGREN
University of San Diego football Coach Brian Fogarty called last week's 20-16 loss to Occidental the best game his team has played this year. The Toreros (3-3) moved the ball well, played good defense, had no turnovers and came within inches of winning when a fourth-down pass from the Occidental 7 was incomplete in the end zone with less than 30 seconds left. This afternoon, USD will have to be equally prepared when it travels to La Verne University.
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January 28, 1987
Steve Ortmayer, an assistant coach and executive with the Raiders for nine years, joined the San Diego Chargers Tuesday as director of football operations. The 42-year-old Ortmayer assumes wide-ranging responsibilities that once belonged to Johnny Sanders, who last month was reassigned to assistant to the president after serving as the Chargers' general manager.
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October 5, 1991
After the Chargers hired Steve Ortmayer from the Raiders, Ortmayer traded All-Pro left tackle Jim Lachey and a fourth-round draft choice to the Raiders for a 400-pound lineman with back trouble (John Clay) and an ensign in the Navy (Napoleon McCallum). After the Chargers hired Dan Henning and Bobby Beathard from the Washington Redskins, Beathard traded the Chargers' 1992 first-round draft pick (potentially the first pick of the entire draft) to the Redskins for a low 1991 second-round draft pick (Eric Moten)
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January 8, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS
The Rams have interviewed Steve Ortmayer, Raider special teams coach, and the team could name him vice president of football operations as early as Wednesday, sources said. Ortmayer, who has had front-office experience with the Raiders and San Diego Chargers, would oversee all personnel matters with the Rams, but his responsibilities would fall short of those held by most general managers in the NFL.
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December 2, 1991
The Raiders win 9-7, and Steve Ortmayer's special teams stand tall in victory. Ouch! Ortmayer, who once was the Chargers' director of football operations, helped complete the job Sunday night. Ortmayer's special teams produced three field goals, including a career-best 53-yarder from Jeff Jaeger, and knocked down John Carney's 44-yard game-winning attempt with 1:57 to play. The Raiders (9-4) remained in first place in the AFC West Division with the tiebreaker advantage on Denver.
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October 5, 1991
After the Chargers hired Steve Ortmayer from the Raiders, Ortmayer traded All-Pro left tackle Jim Lachey and a fourth-round draft choice to the Raiders for a 400-pound lineman with back trouble (John Clay) and an ensign in the Navy (Napoleon McCallum). After the Chargers hired Dan Henning and Bobby Beathard from the Washington Redskins, Beathard traded the Chargers' 1992 first-round draft pick (potentially the first pick of the entire draft) to the Redskins for a low 1991 second-round draft pick (Eric Moten)
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October 18, 1990 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just you and me, Al Baby, up in the pressbox Sunday. Crazy, crazy people in this world, Al Baby, and hard to believe, but you have to understand that some of them wonder how you could have advised Charger owner Alex Spanos that your special teams coach would make a great NFL general manager. You know football, everybody knows that, but we got to know Steve Ortmayer. And you know Ort, too, he's now back as your special teams coach.
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February 14, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Ortmayer, fired as general manager of the San Diego Chargers in December, rejoined the Raiders to work in football operations and coach the special teams, the club announced Tuesday. Ortmayer spent nine seasons with the Raiders as director of football operations and special teams coach before he left to become San Diego's director of football operations in January of 1987. The Chargers floundered under Ortmayer, compiling a 19-27 record in his three-year tenure.
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February 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Ortmayer rejoined the Raiders today to work with special teams and football operations. Ortmayer, 46, spent the last three years with the San Diego Chargers as director of football operations. Before that, from 1978 to '86, he was special teams coach and director of football operations with the Raiders. "We're glad to have Steve Ortmayer back with the Raiders," Coach Art Shell said.
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February 14, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Ortmayer, fired as general manager of the San Diego Chargers in December, rejoined the Raiders to work in football operations and coach the special teams, the club announced Tuesday. Ortmayer spent nine seasons with the Raiders as director of football operations and special teams coach before he left to become San Diego's director of football operations in January of 1987. The Chargers floundered under Ortmayer, compiling a 19-27 record in his three-year tenure.
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January 8, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS
The Rams have interviewed Steve Ortmayer, Raider special teams coach, and the team could name him vice president of football operations as early as Wednesday, sources said. Ortmayer, who has had front-office experience with the Raiders and San Diego Chargers, would oversee all personnel matters with the Rams, but his responsibilities would fall short of those held by most general managers in the NFL.
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December 25, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drama is over now. And it is not about the 6-10 record the Chargers finished with in a year when they lost enough close games to make you think about what former San Francisco Coach Bill Walsh is alleged to have once said about quarterback Steve DeBerg: "He's just good enough to get you beat." Not too many teams beat the Chargers this year. But they were just good enough to beat themselves almost every week.
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December 19, 1989 | DON PATTERSON
The Chargers announced Monday that Steve Ortmayer, director of football operations since January 1987, will not be offered a contract next season. Ortmayer cleaned out his office at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium and left at mid afternoon. "Steve and I met today," Charger Owner Alex Spanos said. "I want to thank him for the effort he has made to make the Chargers a stronger team. Our meeting was amicable, and we wish him well in future endeavors." Ortmayer, 45, could not be reached for comment.
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