Ollie Wilson returns to Chargers to coach running backs

Updated: January 24, 2008, 8:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Ollie Wilson, who coached LaDainian Tomlinson as a rookie, rejoined the San Diego Chargers as running backs coach Thursday.

Wilson spent the last six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He received a two-year contract to work under Norv Turner.

The Chargers also agreed to new two-year contracts with special teams coach Steve Crosby, quarterbacks coach John Ramsdell and offensive line coach Hal Hunter Jr.

Wilson previously coached with the Chargers from 1997-2001, under Kevin Gilbride, June Jones and Mike Riley.

Under Wilson's tutelage in 2001, Tomlinson set team rookie records with 1,236 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns and 1,603 total yards from scrimmage. His scrimmage mark also broke Hall of Famer Lance Alworth's 36-year-old team record.


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