Complete List Of Los Angeles Chargers Head Coaches In Order

Los Angeles Chargers Head Coaches In Order

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The Los Angeles Chargers, originally established as the Los Angeles Chargers in 1959, moved to San Diego in 1961 and remained there until 2017 when they returned to Los Angeles. The team competes in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) West division. With a rich history dating back to the inaugural season of the American Football League (AFL), the team has had various head coaches that have left significant impacts.

  1. Sid Gillman (1960–1969, 1971)
    • Born: October 26, 1911, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Los Angeles Rams (1955–1959), Houston Oilers (1973–1974)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  2. Charlie Waller (1969–1970)
    • Born: September 26, 1927, Northampton, Massachusetts
    • Previous roles: Assistant Coach for Los Angeles Rams (1966-1968), San Diego Chargers (1971-1972)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  3. Harland Svare (1971–1973)
    • Born: November 15, 1930, Clarkfield, Minnesota
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Los Angeles Rams (1962–1965), New York Giants (Defensive Coordinator, 1976–1977)
    • Player: Linebacker for Los Angeles Rams (1953–1960), New York Giants (1960–1961)
  4. Ron Waller (1973)
    • Born: March 14, 1933, Millville, New Jersey
    • Previous roles: Assistant Coach for San Diego Chargers (1966-1972), Philadelphia Eagles (1978-1981)
    • Player: Halfback for Los Angeles Rams (1955-1958), Philadelphia Eagles (1960), Los Angeles Chargers (1960)
  5. Tommy Prothro (1974–1978)
    • Born: July 20, 1920, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Los Angeles Rams (1971–1972)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  6. Don Coryell (1978–1986)
    • Born: October 17, 1924, Seattle, Washington
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for St. Louis Cardinals (1973–1977)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  7. Al Saunders (1986–1988)
    • Born: February 1, 1947, London, England
    • Previous roles: Assistant Coach for Kansas City Chiefs (1989–1998), Washington Redskins (2006–2007)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  8. Dan Henning (1989–1991)
    • Born: June 21, 1942, Bronx, New York
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Atlanta Falcons (1983–1986), Carolina Panthers (2002–2010)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  9. Bobby Ross (1992–1996)
    • Born: December 23, 1936, Richmond, Virginia
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Detroit Lions (1997–2000)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  10. Kevin Gilbride (1997–1998)
    • Born: August 27, 1951, New Haven, Connecticut
    • Previous roles: Assistant Coach for Houston Oilers (1989–1993), New York Giants (2004–2013)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  11. June Jones (1998)
    • Born: February 19, 1953, Portland, Oregon
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Atlanta Falcons (1994–1996), Houston Texans (2012–2013)
    • Player: Quarterback for Atlanta Falcons (1977–1981), Toronto Argonauts (1982)
  12. Mike Riley (1999–2001)
    • Born: July 6, 1953, Wallace, Idaho
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Oregon State University (1997–1998, 2003–2014), Nebraska University (2015–2017)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  13. Marty Schottenheimer (2002–2006)
    • Born: September 23, 1943, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Cleveland Browns (1984–1988), Kansas City Chiefs (1989–1998), Washington Redskins (2001)
    • Player: Linebacker for Buffalo Bills (1965–1968), Boston Patriots (1969–1970)
  14. Norv Turner (2007–2012)
    • Born: May 17, 1952, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Washington Redskins (1994–2000), Oakland Raiders (2004–2005)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  15. Mike McCoy (2013–2016)
    • Born: April 1, 1972, San Francisco, California
    • Previous roles: Assistant Coach for Carolina Panthers (2000–2008), Denver Broncos (2009–2012, 2017–2018)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career
  16. Anthony Lynn (2017–2020)
    • Born: December 21, 1968, McKinney, Texas
    • Previous roles: Assistant Coach for Denver Broncos (2000–2002), New York Jets (2009–2014), Buffalo Bills (2015–2016)
    • Player: Running back for Denver Broncos (1993, 1997–1999), San Francisco 49ers (1995–1996)
  17. Brandon Staley (2021-present up to 2021)
    • Born: December 10, 1982, Perry, Ohio
    • Previous roles: Assistant Coach for Chicago Bears (2017–2018), Denver Broncos (2019), Los Angeles Rams (2020)
    • Player: No records of NFL playing career

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