Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 1/14/14

The Tennessee Titans hired San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to become their 17th head coach in franchise history. “This is a big day for this franchise,” said Titans President/CEO Tommy Smith. “Ken is a well-respected coach in this league and I am looking forward to seeing his vision become reality for this team. He has a history of building successful offenses and took Arizona to a Super Bowl as a head coach. We all share a common goal for this team and that is to build a consistent winner. I want to thank Ruston for his hard work in the process and the quality candidates that he brought in for interviews.” Whisenhunt was the Chargers offensive coordinator this season.  Before that, he was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals for six years.  He won a franchise-record 49 games, and made an appearance in Super Bowl XLIII after a team-record 12-win season in 2008. “I have a lot of respect for Ken as a coach and as an offensive mind,” said Titans General Manager Ruston Webster. “The traits that stand out to me when identifying him as our next coach – he is intelligent, has a track record with quality offenses and head coaching success. I really enjoyed our meeting on Friday night in San Diego and we share similar philosophies about the game. Additionally, we have several mutual colleagues that have spoken highly to me about Ken both as a coach and as a person. I am excited about Ken joining us and the future of the Titans.” KEN WHISENHUNT’S COACHING EXPERIENCE 2014 — Head Coach, Tennessee Titans 2013 — Offensive Coordinator, San Diego Chargers 2007-12 — Head Coach, Arizona Cardinals 2004-06 — Offensive Coordinator, Pittsburgh Steelers 2001-03 — Tight Ends, Pittsburgh Steelers 2000 — Tight Ends, New York Jets 1999 — Special Teams, Cleveland Browns 1997-98 — Tight Ends, Baltimore Ravens 1995-96 — Special Teams & Tight Ends, Vanderbilt Ken Whisenhunt’s Playing Experience: 1991-93 — Tight End, New York Jets 1989-90 — Tight End, Washington Redskins 1985-88 — Tight End, Atlanta Falcons 1980-84 — Tight End/H-Back, Georgia Tech The post Titans name Ken Whisenhunt head coach: ‘Big day for this franchise’ appeared first on Sports Glory.

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