Dan Henning, who thought he would get another chance with San Diego, was fired yesterday, one day after he completed his third straight losing season with the Chargers and seventh overall as an NFL head coach.
Henning's entire staff also was dismissed, although general manager Bobby Beathard said he would encourage Henning's replacement to interview the assistant coaches. Henning's staff included defensive secondary coach Jim Mora, son of New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Mora, and receivers coach Charlie Joiner, who is San Diego's all-time leading pass catcher.
Henning finished the third and final guaranteed year of a five-year contract he signed when he took over as coach in February 1989. The Chargers finished this season 4-12, giving Henning a 16-32 record in San Diego.