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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.