Former Pro Bowl and All-Pro cornerback Cris Dishman is currently the San Diego Chargers assistant secondary coach. He joined the organization in January 2009.
He came to San Diego from Menlo College in Northern California, where he was the defensive backs coach and later the defensive coordinator. He participated in the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program with the Miami Dolphins in 2006 and Oakland Raiders in 2007.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dishman earned a football scholarship to Purdue University. He was chosen All-Big Ten as a senior and was a member of the school’s track team.
Dishman was a fifth-round draft choice of the Houston Oilers in 1988 and played 13 seasons in the NFL, including two for Norv Turner in Washington (1997-98). He also played for Kansas City and Minnesota, and retired in 2000 with 43 career interceptions and three touchdown returns.
His best season was in 1991 with Houston when he made the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams following the season. That season, he caused turnovers in seven consecutive games and ended the season with six interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He was also a Pro Bowler in 1997 with Washington.