SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Chargers hired former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt on Thursday to serve as the team's offensive coordinator. New San Diego coach Mike McCoy lauded Whisenhunt's experience with Arizona and Pittsburgh, saying Whisenhunt has a "very creative mind" and will be a great asset for the Chargers.
Whisenhunt was fired by the Cardinals on Dec. 31 after six mostly losing seasons but he also led the franchise to its lone Super Bowl appearance in 2009. The Cards started the 2012 season 4-0 but lost 11 of 12 to finish 5-11 for the second time in three seasons. Before coming to the Cardinals, Whisenhunt was the offensive coordinator for the Steelers from 200-06, winning a Super Bowl in his final season in Pittsburgh.