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Tommy Prothro was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1971 to 1978, finishing his career as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Over his seven years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 43-55-2. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons, first with the Los Angeles Rams. He led the Rams for two seasons, compiling a record of 14-12-2. His next head coaching stint was with the San Diego Chargers from 1974 to 1978, as he led the team to a 29-43-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 43-55-2 across seven seasons.
As the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams he coached one player to an award-winning season: Isiah Robertson, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1971. As the head coach of the San Diego Chargers he coached one player to an award-winning season: Don Woods, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1974.
Tommy Prothro Coaching Tree
During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Rich Brooks, Dick Vermeil, and Bill Walsh) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 225-187-1 in the regular season and 16-9 in the playoffs during their twenty-seven seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for four championships, most recently in 1999 by the St. Louis Rams, led by Dick Vermeil.
|1978 San Diego Chargers||Head Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|1977 San Diego Chargers||Head Coach||7-7-0||0-0|
|1976 San Diego Chargers||Head Coach||6-8-0||0-0|
|1975 San Diego Chargers||Head Coach||2-12-0||0-0|
|1974 San Diego Chargers||Head Coach||5-9-0||0-0|
|1972 Los Angeles Rams||Head Coach||6-7-1||0-0|
|1971 Los Angeles Rams||Head Coach||8-5-1||0-0|
Coach history guide
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