August 11, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals special teams coach Kevin Spencer instructs during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 24-18. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Hire Kevin Spencer as ST Coach


The San Diego Chargers still have a few more coaches to add to their staff. Today they secured their special teams coach by hiring former Arizona Cardinals ST coach Kevin Spencer.

Spencer has a Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers and he was the ST Coach of the year in 2003. When Ken Whisenhunt left the Steelers to become the head coach of the Cardinals, Spencer jumped ship with him. Spencer and Whisenhunt will team up on the San Diego sideline also.

In 2011, Spencer’s rookie punt returner Patrick Peterson returned 4 punts back for a score. Spencer has a nice track record and should do a good job in filling Rich Bisaccia’s shoes.

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    And the beat goes on.

  • blu3ny3llow

    I wonder whos going to do Jimmy Raye’s old job

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      John Spanos was raised into his position

  • blu3ny3llow

    Im kinda concerned that we bringing Whiz staff… what if we do really good next year…whiz might get a HC job n take all his staff with him n we have to start all over again

    • arnie

      only if they are not under contract, or they are making “lateral” move. Whiz can’t take the ST coach to be a ST coach elsewhere. unless the Chargers say so. By then, i think McCoy an Telesco should have things in hand, to have other names that could replace them.
      i’m not worried about what we lose anymore. Because for the first time, i am confident in the Chargers organization, regarding those decisions.

      • blu3ny3llow

        Makes sense… i was just worried about PR17………ala Alex Smith diff coordinators

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        If Whiz leaves, wondering if McCoy will then take over the play calling duties.

  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Ambitoos

    Next step is to change the Charger colors to red.