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John Lott enters his first season with the Los Angeles Chargers. Lott joins the staff after working for the Arizona Cardinals since 2007. Prior to joining the Cardinals, Lott previously was the strength and conditioning coach with the Cleveland Browns (2005-06) and New York Jets (1997-2004).
Former NFL defensive lineman Eric Henderson will serve his first season as the Chargers assistant defensive line coach in 2017.
Smith joins the Bolts after spending the past two seasons as the Atlanta Falcons’ defensive coordinator. He’s also enjoyed stints with the Broncos, Panthers, Dolphins, Lions and Oilers as he enters his 30th season coaching in the NFL. Smith is lauded for his work with some of the game’s top linebackers over his tenure, including Von Miller, Jon Beason, DeMeco Ryans, Julian Peterson, Ken Norton, Jr. and more.
A 20-year coaching veteran, Pat Meyer is in his first season as the offensive line coach for the Chargers. Meyer joined the Chargers from Buffalo where he spent the last two seasons (2015-16), his first as a football operations consultant, and his second as an offensive assistant.
Former NFL safety Chris Harris joined the Chargers in 2016 as assistant secondary coach.
Former NFL tight end Alfredo Roberts is in his first season with the Chargers. A long-time NFL assistant coach who has worked primarily with tight ends, this marks Roberts’ first stint coaching running backs. Roberts most recently spent four seasons (2012-15) coaching tight ends in Indianapolis. In 2014, Colts tight ends combined for 18 touchdown catches. Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen became the first pair of tight ends in NFL history to score eight touchdowns apiece in a single season.
Dan Shamash joins the Chargers as the team’s new quality control coach for offense. He does so after spending the last three seasons (2014-16) as the quality control coach for defense with the Jacksonville Jaguars. A native of New York, N.Y., Shamash earned his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. He was a three-year letterman for the Tartans at inside linebacker and he helped CMU to an 11-1 record in 2006, the team’s winningest season in school history.
D’Anton Lynn joins the Chargers as a defensive assistant after spending two seasons (2015-16) in the same capacity in Buffalo. A native of Plano, Texas, Lynn played cornerback at Penn State (2008-11) where he was a three-time honorable mention All-Big Ten selection. In 2012, Lynn signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent and spent time in their training camp in 2012. In 2013, he played for the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.