Daily Archives: May 30, 2012

The Most Impressive Coaching Staff, Perhaps Ever!!!

Al Davis and Chuck Noll

Chuck Noll and Al Davis work from the booth as the Chargers face the Raiders on September 30, 1962.

One of the interesting things about the AFL is that many coaches that went on to prominence in the NFL got a heads-up in their career with the American Football League.  The Los Angeles and San Diego Chargers in particular had a very impressive grouping of assistant coaches over the years.  Head coach Sid Gillman demanded a lot out of his assistants, and as a result, hired the brightest and hardest-working individuals that he could find.  The result was team that played for the league championship in five out of the first six AFL seasons. read more