Chargers History

The Mount Rushmore of LA Chargers head coaches

BALTIMORE, MD ? OCTOBER 1: Head coach Marty Schottenheimer of the San Diego Chargers reacts to the game against the Baltimore Ravens on October 1, 2006 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens won 16-13. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD ? OCTOBER 1: Head coach Marty Schottenheimer of the San Diego Chargers reacts to the game against the Baltimore Ravens on October 1, 2006 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens won 16-13. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Stephen Dunn /Allsport – LA Chargers
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Mount Rushmore of LA Chargers head coaches: 3. Bobby Ross

Bobby Ross is tied with Schottenheimer for the fewest games coached on the list — 80. Ironically enough, Ross finished with the exact same number of wins as Schottenheimer but made the playoffs three times whereas Schottenheimer only made it twice.

The importance with Ross is that he was the head coach of the Chargers during their only trip to the Super Bowl. While the Bolts were eventually blown out by the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, it is still a testament that he was the only coach to actually get there.

Ross is tied for the franchise lead in playoffs wins at three, which is kind of said to say out loud. He posted a 3-3 record in the playoffs with two of the wins coming from the team’s Super Bowl run.

It was not the Chargers’ decision to part ways with Ross as he took a job with the Detroit Lions following an 8-8 season in 1996. The Chargers never had a losing record in the four seasons that Ross was the head coach.

Every season from 1988 to 1998 that Ross was not the coach resulted in a losing record for the Bolts.

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