|Clarence Shelmon leaves the Chargers|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, January 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm ET
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San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Clarence Shelmon is leaving the organization.
Shelmon worked for the Chargers for the past decade and has been offensive coordinator for the past four years.
In the press release announcing his departure, it states than Shelmon plans to visit Istanbul this summer and take a three-week trip to South Africa in December along with his wife, Nancy.
"I'm just done," said Shelmon, who coached football for a combined 37 years. "You know when it's time. It's time for me to go and do some other things with my life."
A running backs coach from 1978-2006, Shelmon worked with some great players. LaDainian Tomlinson, Lorenzo Neal, Emmitt Smith and Chris Warren combined for 11 Pro Bowls under Shelmon's tutelage. Shelmon also helped develop Ryan Mathews, Mike Tolbert, Darren Sproles and Michael Turner with the Chargers.
"Clarence was a big part of five AFC West championship teams and three playoff wins in San Diego," coach Norv Turner said. "His work ethic and dedication to this team go back a long time and he's had a positive effect on the many players he coached during his tenure here."
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