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Los Angeles Chargers' coaching staff in 1960

Los Angeles Chargers’ coaching staff in 1960

March, 1960: The Los Angeles Chargers’ coaching staff moved into new offices at 1017 La Brea. Here assistant Jack Faulkner diagrams a play for Joe Madro, left, Chuck Noll, Chargers head coach Sid Gillman (seated) and Al Davis.

In 1960, the American Football League began operations with eight teams, including the Chargers in Los Angeles. During the 1959 season, Madro, Faulkner and Gillman were with the Los Angeles Rams, Noll with the Cleveland Browns and Davis with the University of Southern California.

This handout photo provided by the Los Angeles Chargers was published in the March 15, 1960, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

Jack Faulkner rejoined the Rams in 1971 and stayed with the team until his death on Sept. 28, 2008.

Joe Madro coached and scouted for 50 years. He passed away on Sept. 22, 1994.

Chuch Noll won four Super Bowls as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He passed away on June 13, 2014.

Sid Gillman coached the Chargers until 1971. He is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. He passed away on Jan. 3, 2003.

Al Davis became owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders. He passed away on Oct. 8, 2011.

The 1960 Los Angeles Chargers, with a 10-4 record, lost the AFL championship game 24-16 to the Houston Oilers. After the 1960 season, the Chargers moved to San Diego.

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2 Comments

  1. November 30, 2014, 5:52 pm

    The coaching style had changed a lot through the years, those days they require quite a number of coaches but these days 1 coach is enough.

  2. February 19, 2015, 3:35 am

    I also think that with one coach is sufficient, congratulations on your web!
    I invite you to my page Coaching Empresarial
    regards!

    By: Lucia Coach

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