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LA Chargers: 4 hilariously bad former head coaches in honor of April Fools

ST. LOUIS, MO - FEBRUARY 23: Kevin Gilbride of the New York Guardians during the XFL game against the St. Louis BattleHawks at The Dome at America's Center on February 23, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Rovak/XFL via Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - FEBRUARY 23: Kevin Gilbride of the New York Guardians during the XFL game against the St. Louis BattleHawks at The Dome at America's Center on February 23, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Rovak/XFL via Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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3. Dan Henning

  • Years coached: 1989-1991
  • Record: 16-32

Dan Henning has had a very long coaching career both in professional football and in collegiate football. Henning started as an assistant coach at Florida State all the way back in 1968 and coached all the way up until 2010. His last coaching job was as the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins.

Henning carved up a career of being a positions coach and an offensive coordinator and every time that he got a head coaching opportunity he proved that some coaches are meant to be coordinators and some can take that next step to be a head coach.

Henning coached four seasons on top of the three seasons that he coached with the Chargers, coaching the Atlanta Falcons from 1983 to 1986. The Falcons did not have a single winning season in those four years and had a combined 22-41-1 record.

Henning is 38-73-1 in his head coaching career in the NFL, having never put together a winning season. He was the head coach of Boston College from 1994 to 1996 as well, posting a combined 16-19-1 record, although he did have a winning season!

The most hilarious part about Henning’s coaching career is that his team was a part of a gambling controversy while he was the head coach of Boston College.

Henning was suspicious of his players gambling against their own team and had an investigation launched against his own team. Thirteen players ended up getting suspended as a result and Henning left Boston College to return to the NFL as an offensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills.

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