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For the history, see History of San Diego Chargers head coaches.
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The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego, California. They are members of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). There have been 14 coaches in San Diego Chargers franchise history, including Sid Gillman, who coached the Los Angeles Chargers' first and only season in 1960 before the team's move to San Diego, California in 1961. Gilman is also the only Hall of Fame coach from the Chargers franchise.[1]

Coach Gillman and the Chargers won one AFL title in 1963 and reached the AFL playoffs five times and the AFL Championship four times before joining the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL Merger.[2] In the 34 years since then, the Chargers have made 10 trips to the playoffs and four appearances in the AFC Championship game.[2]

The current coach for the Chargers is Norv Turner, who in 2007 led the team to a win in the playoffs for the first time since Bobby Ross in 1992. Marty Schottenheimer, the head coach before Turner, led the team into the playoffs in 2004 and 2006, but they were unsuccessful both times.[3] Five coaches—Gillman, Don Coryell, Ross, Schottenheimer, and Turner—have led the Chargers into the playoffs.

KeyEdit

# Number of coaches
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach


CoachesEdit

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2011 NFL season.

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# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Los Angeles Chargers
1 Sid Gillman* 19601969, 1971 145 86 53 6 0.593 5 1 4 [4]
San Diego Chargers
2 Charlie Waller 19691970 19 9 7 3 0.474 [5]
3 Harland Svare 19711973 26 7 17 2 0.269 [6]
4 Ron Waller 1973 6 1 5 0 0.167 [7]
5 Tommy Prothro 19741978 60 21 39 0 0.350 [8]
6 Don Coryell 19781986 125 69 56 0 0.552 7 3 4 [9]
7 Al Saunders 19861988 39 17 22 0 0.436 [10]
8 Dan Henning 19891991 48 16 32 0 0.333 [11]
9 Bobby Ross 19921996 80 47 33 0 0.588 6 3 3 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year (1992)

Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of the Year (1992)
UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1992)

[12]
10 Kevin Gilbride 19971998 22 6 16 0 0.273 [13]
11 June Jones 1998 10 3 7 0 0.300 [14]
12 Mike Riley 19992001 48 14 34 0 0.292 [15]
13 Marty Schottenheimer 20022006 80 47 33 0 0.588 2 0 2 [16]
14 Norv Turner 2007–present 80 49 31 0 0.613 6 3 3 [17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Pro Football Hall of Fame members". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=76. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chronology". chargers.com. http://www.chargers.com/history/chronology/. Retrieved 2008-04-26.[dead link]
  3. "Coaches". Chargers.com. http://www.chargers.com/team/coaches/. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  4. "Sid Gillman". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=GILLMSID01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  5. "Charlie Waller". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=WALLECHA01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  6. "Harland Svare". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=SVAREHAR01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  7. "Ron Waller". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=WALLERON01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  8. "Tommy Prothro". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=PROTHTOM01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  9. "Don Coryell". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=CORYEDON01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  10. "Al Saunders". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=SAUNDAL01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  11. "Dan Henning". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=HENNIDAN01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  12. "Bobby Ross". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=ROSSBOB01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  13. "Kevin Gilbride". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=GILBRKEV01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  14. "June Jones". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=JONESJUN01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  15. "Mike Riley". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=RILEYMIK01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  16. "Marty Schottenheimer". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=SCHOTMAR01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  17. "Norv Turner". databaseSports.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=TURNENOR01. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
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