San Diego Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner finalized his coaching staff for the 2009 season with the addition of Rob Chudzinski as tight ends and assistant head coach.
Chudzinski guided the Chargers' tight ends from 2005-06 and was the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Antonio Gates recorded career highs in catches and receiving yards in 2005 and made the Pro Bowl in both of Chudzinski's seasons with the Bolts.
In his first season with Cleveland, the Browns' offense scored 402 points and racked up 5,621 yards, both of which were the third-highest totals in team history. Quarterback Derek Anderson, wide receiver Braylon Edwards, tight end Kellen Winslow and rookie offensive tackle Joe Thomas all made the Pro Bowl under Chudzinski's watch.