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Coaches

Head Coach

A former NFL quarterback who has become one of the League’s most innovative coaches, Mike McCoy will lead the Chargers for a fourth season in 2016.

Defensive Coordinator

The longest-tenured assistant on the Chargers’ coaching staff, 2016 will mark John Pagano’s 15th season with the Chargers and his fifth as defensive coordinator.

Offensive Coordinator

In January, the Chargers reached an agreement with veteran NFL coach Ken Whisenhunt to return to San Diego as offensive coordinator.

Special Teams Coordinator

After spending three seasons as the Chargers’ assistant special teams coach, Craig Aukerman was promoted to special teams coordinator in 2016.

Linebackers

In January 2016, the Chargers hired former Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Coordinator Bob Babich to coach the team’s linebackers. 

Offensive Line

In January 2016, the Chargers hired Jeff Davidson to coach the offensive line.

Assistant Offensive Line

DeGuglielmo joined the Chargers in 2016 as assistant offensive line coach.

Assistant Defensive Backs

Former NFL safety Chris Harris joined the Chargers in February 2016 as assistant secondary coach.

Strength and Conditioning

Johnston joined the Chargers in 2013 after spending three seasons leading the strength and conditioning program for the Cleveland Browns.

Asst. Linebackers

King is in his third season as assistant linebackers coach. King joined the Chargers after spending three seasons with the Houston Texans.

Asst. Strength and Conditioning

Lyle joined the Chargers in 2013 after four seasons as the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Cleveland Browns.

Tight Ends

John McNulty joined the Chargers in 2016 as the team’s tight ends coach.

Defensive Backs

Chargers Defensive Backs Coach Ron Milus added another Pro Bowl performer to his stable in 2015 when cornerback Jason Verrett made his first appearance in the NFL’s all-star contest.

Offensive Assistant

Former Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees joined the Chargers in 2016 as an offensive assistant.

Special Assistant to the Head Coach/Offense

After four seasons as a special assistant in an administrative capacity and assisting with the running backs, Mark Ridgley was promoted to quality control coach in 2016. 

Quality Control - Defense

Chris Shula is in his second season as the Chargers’ defensive quality control coach. He assists the defensive coaching staff and defensive line in many capacities.

Wide Receivers

After two seasons as quarterbacks coach, including a record-breaking 2015 season for quarterback Philip Rivers, Nick Sirianni will coach the Bolts’ wide receivers in 2016.

Defensive Line

Giff Smith joins the Chargers from Tennessee, where he spent the last two years (2014-15) coaching the defensive line.

Quarterbacks

After five seasons as an assistant and quality control coach, Shane Steichen will coach quarterbacks for the Chargers in 2016.

Assistant Special Teams

Marquice Williams joined the Chargers in 2016 as assistant special teams coach.

Running Backs

One of the longest-tenured assistant coaches in franchise history, Ollie Wilson continues to demonstrate why he’s one of the most highly-regarded running backs coaches.