Entering his first season with the Chargers, Burns is the former special teams coordinator for the Washington Redskins, and an assistant special teams coach for the Denver Broncos. He played 13 seasons in the NFL, including 11 for the Broncos, and served as a special teams captain under Mike Shanahan in Denver.
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One of four new additions to the staff in 2018, Lynch joins the Chargers from Florida State where he most recently served under former Seminoles Head Coach Jimbo Fisher.
One of two new hires among the position coaches, the veteran coach comes down the road from UCLA to coach tight ends. Scherer was the associate head coach under Jim Mora where he coached the tight ends for two seasons. Scherer, who has over 35 years of coaching experience, returns to the NFL as he previously served as the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers and the Cleveland Browns.
McGeoghan is one of two new position coaches in 2018. He spent four seasons with the Miami Dolphins from 2012-15, with his first three as the assistant wide receivers coach before being elevated to WR coach in 2015. His promotion coincided with Jarvis Landry’s breakout season in which he set a then-franchise record with 110 receptions along with 1,157 receiving yards. McGeoghan spent last season as the wide receivers coach in Buffalo after a one-year stint at East Carolina.
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.
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.
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.