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Al Saunders

Alan Keith Saunders

Born: February 1, 1947 in London, England
College: San Jose St.   (school history)

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1986 39 San Diego Chargers NFL 8 3 5 0 .375 5
1987 40 San Diego Chargers NFL 15 8 7 0 .533 3
1988 41 San Diego Chargers NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 4
3 yrs 39 17 22 0 .436 0 0 0 4.0

Games over .500: -5
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1986 SDG 28 24 26 23 17 12 15 27 15 24 6 27 13 2 7 13 28 14 23 24 12 13 7 15 3 1 13 25 25 24 24
1987 SDG 28 10 26 23 18 21 27 25 26 27 20 28 23 7 8 27 22 13 15 15 22 25 24 14 23 14 2 4 8 25 8
1988 SDG 28 20 22 27 26 26 27 8 24 12 19 3 4 21 26 28 16 27 21 18 26 24 22 14 17 25 18 16 18 19 16
2001 KAN 31 22 22 17 6 5 16 19 13 6 4 5 5 15 5 22 29 6 23 23 22 25 27 22 25 9 7 14 13 25 22
2002 KAN 32 17 3 7 19 4 1 1 10 3 1 2 1 27 11 3 8 1 32 28 8 14 24 29 30 12 32 31 27 12 27
2003 KAN 32 2 1 1 16 2 1 1 16 15 1 11 2 7 2 10 5 2 29 19 4 18 30 26 32 13 29 20 13 3 12
2004 KAN 32 18 22 10 5 1 2 14 7 5 1 3 8 6 4 8 17 4 31 29 27 4 12 26 29 28 22 32 30 24 32
2005 KAN 32 11 8 9 1 1 6 6 6 4 2 5 17 17 6 23 3 3 25 16 7 2 7 11 20 5 27 30 28 14 26
2006 WAS 32 27 23 24 23 13 20 2 8 4 14 8 4 24 21 17 5 10 31 27 32 26 27 4 25 30 5 23 32 32 32
2007 WAS 32 12 21 12 9 15 18 14 5 12 7 27 31 20 14 20 4 15 8 11 25 7 4 9 3 18 30 16 11 23 6
2008 STL 32 30 23 31 28 27 30 27 22 25 30 25 20 15 26 30 26 28 28 31 13 28 29 30 29 5 2 19 14 21 31
2011 OAK 32 13 22 23 18 9 16 25 7 7 7 7 8 22 11 18 27 6 29 29 13 15 27 23 32 24 27 27 31 12 15
3 yrs %tile 39 15 17 31 33 21 32 26 29 50 35 56 68 55 23 25 39 33 36 32 30 40 52 52 56 64 50 43 23 46

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1970 23 College Southern California Graduate Assistant
1971 24 College Southern California Graduate Assistant
1972 25 College Missouri Wide Receivers
1973 26 College Utah State Play-Caller/Offensive Backfield
1974 27 College Utah State Play-Caller/Offensive Backfield
1975 28 College Utah State Play-Caller/Offensive Backfield
1976 29 College California AHC/Offensive Coordinator/QBs
1977 30 College California AHC/Offensive Coordinator/QBs
1978 31 College California AHC/Offensive Coordinator/QBs
1979 32 College California AHC/Offensive Coordinator/QBs
1980 33 College California AHC/Offensive Coordinator/QBs
1981 34 College California AHC/Offensive Coordinator/QBs
1982 35 College Tennessee Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
1983 36 NFL San Diego Chargers Wide Receivers
1984 37 NFL San Diego Chargers Wide Receivers
1985 38 NFL San Diego Chargers Wide Receivers
1986 39 NFL San Diego Chargers Head Coach
1987 40 NFL San Diego Chargers Head Coach
1988 41 NFL San Diego Chargers Head Coach
1989 42 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1990 43 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1991 44 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1992 45 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1993 46 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1994 47 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1995 48 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1996 49 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1997 50 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1998 51 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
1999 52 NFL St. Louis Rams Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
2000 53 NFL St. Louis Rams Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
2001 54 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator
2002 55 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator
2003 56 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator
2004 57 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator
2005 58 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator
2006 59 NFL Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator
2007 60 NFL Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator
2008 61 NFL St. Louis Rams Offensive Coordinator
2009 62 NFL Baltimore Ravens Offensive Consultant
2010 63 NFL Baltimore Ravens Offensive Consultant
2011 64 NFL Oakland Raiders Offensive Coordinator
2012 65 NFL Oakland Raiders Senior Offensive Assistant
2013 66 NFL Oakland Raiders Senior Offensive Assistant

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Dennis Allen Senior Offensive Assistant
Don Coryell Wide Receivers
Joe Gibbs Offensive Coordinator
John Harbaugh Offensive Consultant
Hue Jackson Offensive Coordinator
Scott Linehan Offensive Coordinator
Mike Martz Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
Marty Schottenheimer Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers
Dick Vermeil Offensive Coordinator, Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers