Los Angeles Chargers head coach history

Jim Harbaugh

Harbaugh is the head coach for the Los Angeles Chargers since the 2024 season.

Brandon Staley

Staley was the head coach for the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2021-2023 seasons, a total of three years. The team made it to the playoffs one time (2022) and had a 0-1 record under Coach Staley in playoff games.

Anthony Lynn

Lynn was the head coach for the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2017-2020 seasons, a total of four years. The team made it to the playoffs one time (2018) and had a 1-1 record under Coach Lynn in playoff games.

Mike McCoy

McCoy was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 2013-2016 seasons, a total of four years. The team made it to the playoffs one time (2013) and had a 1-1 record under Coach McCoy in playoff games.

Norv Turner

Turner was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 2007-2012 seasons, a total of six years. The team made it to the playoffs three times (2007-2009) and had a 3-3 record under Coach Turner in playoff games.

Marty Schottenheimer

Schottenheimer was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 2002-2006 seasons, a total of five years. Schottenheimer's record as the team's head coach was 47-33-0, making him the second-most successful head coach in Los Angeles Chargers history. The team made it to the playoffs two times (2004, 2006) and had a 0-2 record under Coach Schottenheimer in playoff games.

Mike Riley

Riley was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1999-2001 seasons, a total of three years. Riley's record as the team's head coach was 14-34-0, making him the third-least successful head coach in Los Angeles Chargers history.

Kevin Gilbride

Gilbride was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1997-1998 seasons, a total of two years. Gilbride's record as the team's head coach was 6-16-0, making him the second-least successful head coach in Los Angeles Chargers history.

Bobby Ross

Ross was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1992-1996 seasons, a total of five years. Ross' record as the team's head coach was 47-33-0, making him the second-most successful head coach in Los Angeles Chargers history. The team made it to the playoffs three times (1992, 1994-1995) and had a 3-3 record under Coach Ross in playoff games. In 1994, the San Diego Chargers faced off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX. The Chargers lost, 26-49.

Dan Henning

Henning was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1989-1991 seasons, a total of three years.

Al Saunders

Saunders was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1987-1988 seasons, a total of two years.

Don Coryell

Coryell was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1979-1986 seasons, a total of eight years. The team made it to the playoffs four times (1979-1982) and had a 3-4 record under Coach Coryell in playoff games.

Tommy Prothro

Prothro was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1974-1978 seasons, a total of five years.

Ron Waller

Waller was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1973 season. Waller's record as the team's head coach was 2-11-1, making him the least successful head coach in Los Angeles Chargers history.

Harland Svare

Svare was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1972 season.

Sid Gillman

Gillman was the head coach for the Los Angeles Chargers and San Diego Chargers in the 1960-1969, 1971 seasons, a total of eleven years. Gillman's record as the team's head coach was 90-54-6, making him the most successful head coach in Los Angeles Chargers history. The team made it to the playoffs five times (1960-1961, 1963-1965) and had a 1-4 record under Coach Gillman in playoff games.

Charlie Waller

Waller was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers in the 1970 season.


Los Angeles Chargers head coach record

Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Jim Harbaugh 2024 0-0-0 0% 0-0
Brandon Staley 2021-2023 24-24-0 50.0% 0-1
Anthony Lynn 2017-2020 33-31-0 51.6% 1-1
Mike McCoy 2013-2016 27-37-0 42.2% 1-1
Norv Turner 2007-2012 56-40-0 58.3% 3-3
Marty Schottenheimer 2002-2006 47-33-0 58.8% 0-2
Mike Riley 1999-2001 14-34-0 29.2% 0-0
Kevin Gilbride 1997-1998 6-16-0 27.3% 0-0
Bobby Ross 1992-1996 47-33-0 58.8% 3-3
Dan Henning 1989-1991 16-32-0 33.3% 0-0
Al Saunders 1987-1988 14-17-0 45.2% 0-0
Don Coryell 1979-1986 61-52-0 54.0% 3-4
Tommy Prothro 1974-1978 29-43-0 40.3% 0-0
Ron Waller 1973 2-11-1 17.9% 0-0
Harland Svare 1972 4-9-1 32.1% 0-0
Sid Gillman 1960-1969, 1971 90-54-6 62.0% 1-4
Charlie Waller 1970 5-6-3 46.4% 0-0

Los Angeles Chargers head coach facts

  • Sid Gillman was the first head coach in Chargers history in 1960.
  • Sid Gillman coached the most seasons as the Chargers's head coach at eleven seasons.
  • Jim Harbaugh is the current head coach, starting ahead of the 2024 season.