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Tommy Prothro

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Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
7 43-55-2 44.00% 0-0 0.00%

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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 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.

As the head coach of the San Diego Chargers he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Isiah Robertson, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1971; Don Woods, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1974.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1978 Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1977 Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1976 Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1975 Head Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1974 Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1972 Head Coach 6-7-1 0-0
1971 Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0

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