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Coaches

Head Coach

After serving as the offensive coordinator in Denver from 2009-2012, McCoy joined the Chargers in 2013 and lead the team to the playoffs in his first year as head coach.

Defensive Coordinator

Pagano joined the Chargers in 2002 as the team’s quality control coach for the defense, and moved up the ranks while working as assistant linebackers coach, outside linebackers coach, head linebackers coach, and in 2012 was named defensive coordinator.

Offensive Coordinator

The Chargers offense had a banner year in 2013 under Ken Whisenhunt's guidance, finishing fifth in yards per game (393.3), fourth in passing yards per game (270.5) and 13th in rushing yards per game (122.8).  As a result, he was named the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year.

Special Teams

Aukerman coached collegiately 10 seasons before making the leap to the NFL in 2010. He joined the Chargers in 2013 after working with the Broncos and Jaguars.

Linebackers

Babich owns an impressive resume that includes 33 years of coaching experience, including the last three (2013-15) at the helm of Jacksonville’s defense. Prior to joining the Jaguars, Babich spent nine seasons (2004-12) with the Chicago Bears, splitting time between linebackers coach and defensive coordinator. 

Offensive Line

Jeff Davidson spent the last five seasons as the offensive line coach with the Minnesota Vikings, and boasts 21 years of coaching experience including four as offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers where he worked with Head Coach Mike McCoy.

Assistant Offensive Line

DeGuglielmo previously served as offensive line coach for the New York Jets (2012) and Miami Dolphins (2009-11) before joining the Patriots. 

Assistant Defensive Backs

An eight-year pro in the NFL, Harris most recently served as defensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears in 2013-14, where he worked closely with their safeties.

Strength and Conditioning

Johnston joined the Chargers in 2013 after spending three seasons heading up the Cleveland Browns’ strength and conditioning program.

Asst. Linebackers

King joined the Chargers in 2014 after working with the Cowboys and Texans.  

Asst. Strength and Conditioning

After a 9-year NFL career including a Super Bowl title, Lyle worked with the Browns for 4 seasons prior to joining the Bolts in 2013.

Tight Ends

This season marks McNulty’s 14th year coaching in the NFL.  He spent the past two seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans after one season in the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Defensive Backs

Milus joined the Chargers in 2013 after working with Denver, Arizona, the New York Giants, St. Louis and Carolina.

Offensive Assistant

Rees is a former Notre Dame quarterback who joined the Northwestern University coaching staff in 2014 as an offensive graduate assistant. 

Special Assistant to the Head Coach/Offense

Ridgley joined the Chargers in 2012 as a coaching administrative assistant, and now works as a special assistant to the head coach/offense.

Quality Control - Defense

Chris Shula joined the Chargers as a defensive quality control coach on February 9, 2015.

Wide Receivers

After working with the Chiefs as quality control coach and wide receivers coach, Sirianni came to the Chargers as an offensive quality control coach and was promoted to quarterbacks coach after one year.

Defensive Line

Smith joins the Chargers with 23 years of coaching experience under his belt, including the last two with the Titans under Whisenhunt. In 2015, Tennessee’s defense ranked eighth in the NFL in rush average (3.89), while their 39 sacks tied for 12th in the league.

Quarterbacks

Steichen began his second stint with the Chargers in 2014 after spending a year in Cleveland as the offensive quality control coach. Prior to that he was a defensive assistant for the Chargers from 2011-2012.  

Assistant Special Teams

Williams joins the Chargers from the University of South Dakota where he coached from 2012-15, including 2015 as the Coyotes’ special teams coordinator. Williams also coached outside linebackers and the defensive line at South Dakota.

Running Backs

In 2008, Wilson returned for his second stint with the Chargers after working with the Falcons. The final year of his first stint was 2001, LaDainian Tomlinson’s rookie season, where Wilson helped Tomlinson rush for a team rookie-record 1,236 yards and 10 touchdowns.