Coaches The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time  

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Throughout their time as a football franchise, the San Diego Chargers have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best San Diego Chargers head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Chargers coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff runs in mind.

Although the Chargers have never won a Super Bowl, they have still had some great coaches. From 2007-2012, Coach Norv Turner brought the Chargers to a handful of playoff appearances with some strong showings,but unfortunately the team just couldn't get it done. Coach Bobby Ross (1992-1996) is well respected in San Diego as well, with a 47-33 regular season record and a handful of playoff berths.

If the San Diego Chargers had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even if the coach never won a championship with the Chargers.

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Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 75 Martin Edward "Marty" Schottenheimer is a former professional American football player and coach. Over his career, he has served as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City ...more

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Don Coryell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
Died at 86 (1924-2010) Donald David Coryell was an American football coach, who coached in the NFL first with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1973 to 1977 and then the San Diego Chargers from 1978 to 1986. He was well ...more

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Bobby Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 82 Robert Joseph Ross is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at The Citadel, the University of Maryland, College Park, the Georgia Institute of ...more

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Sid Gillman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
Died at 92 (1911-2003) Sidney "Sid" Gillman was an American football player, coach, executive, and innovator. Gillman's insistence on stretching the football field by throwing deep downfield passes, instead ...more

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Anthony Lynn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added age 50 Anthony Ray Lynn is a former American football running back and current assistant coach for the New York Jets.

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Charlie Waller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
Died at 88 (1921-2009) Charlie F. Waller was an American Professional Football head coach for the San Diego Chargers from 1969, the last season of the American Football League, to 1970, the first season of the merged ...more

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Tommy Prothro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
Died at 75 (1920-1995) James Thompson "Tommy" Prothro, Jr. was an American football coach. He was the head football coach at Oregon State University from 1955 to 1964 and the University of California, Los ...more

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Norv Turner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 66 Norval Eugene Turner is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Turner has also served as offensive ...more

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Dan Henning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 76 Daniel Ernest Henning, is a former American football player and coach. A quarterback, he played college football at the College of William & Mary and professional football in 1966 for the ...more

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June Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 65 June Sheldon Jones, III is an American football coach and former NFL player. He was the head football coach at Southern Methodist University, where he served as head coach from 2008-2014, before ...more

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Al Saunders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 71 Al Saunders an American football coach, currently employed by the Oakland Raiders.

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Mike McCoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 46 Michael P. McCoy is an American football coach and former quarterback. He is currently the head coach for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League.

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Ron Waller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 85 Ron Waller was a National Football League running back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1955 through 1958 and for the American Football League's Los Angeles Chargers in 1960. He was the head coach ...more

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Mike Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 65 Michael Joseph "Mike" Riley is an American football coach and former player. He currently is the head football coach at the University of Nebraska. Previously, Riley was head football ...more

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Harland Svare is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 88 Harland James Svare is a former American football linebacker who played for eight seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants from 1953 to 1960 in the National Football League. He ...more

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Kevin Gilbride is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time
age 67 Kevin Bernard Gilbride is a former American football coach. He served as a coach or coordinator for various NFL teams for over twenty years, and is a longtime friend of Tom Coughlin since his ...more