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Coaches

Head Coach

Lynn posted a 9-7 record in his first season at the helm of the Chargers in 2017 after serving as the Buffalo Bills Assistant Head Coach and Running Backs Coach in 2015-16.

Special Teams Coordinator / Assistant Head Coach

The well-respected Stewart enters his 30th season as an NFL coach. In 2017, he helped Drew Kaser post the second-best single-season punting average in team history at 48.1, a mark that also ranked third in the league.

Defensive Coordinator

In his first season with the Bolts, Bradley orchestrated a huge turnaround on the defensive side as the Chargers ranked third in the league, allowing 17 points per game. It was the best mark by the team since 1992, and nearly a 10-points per game improvement from 2016.

Offensive Coordinator

“Whiz” returns for his fourth season as Offensive Coordinator, including his third straight since 2016. Under his guidance last season, the Bolts ranked fourth in total offense, including the league’s top-ranked passing offense.

Wide Receivers

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. McGeoghan spent last season as the wide receivers coach in Buffalo after a one-year stint at East Carolina.

Offensive Line

Meyer is back for his second season as the team’s O-Line coach after changing the unit’s culture in 2017. He coached a line that surrendered the fewest sacks in the NFL (18).

Defensive Backs

The Chargers have had a Pro Bowler in the secondary all five years Milus has coached the position, including Casey Hayward the past two seasons.

Running Backs

Roberts enters his second season with the Chargers coaching running backs. Under his tutelage, Melvin Gordon became the first Chargers running back since 2013 to amass over 1,000 yards when he totaled 1,105 yards on the ground.

Tight Ends

One of two new hires among the position coaches, the veteran coach comes down the road from UCLA to coach tight ends.

Defensive Line

Smith coached a pair of players to the Pro Bowl in Bosa and Ingram, who became the first Chargers duo since 2006 to post double-digit sacks in the same season. This marks Smith’s third season as the team’s defensive line coach.

Linebackers

Entering his 31st NFL season, 2018 will be his second in charge of the team’s linebackers. Over the years, Smith has earned praise for his work with some of the game’s top linebackers, including Von Miller, Jon Beason, DeMeco Ryans, Julian Peterson, Ken Norton, Jr. and more.

Quarterbacks

Steichen embarks on his third season coaching QBs, and his seventh overall with the franchise. He played a pivotal role in the Bolts leading the league in passing offense.

Assistant Special Teams

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.

Assistant Defensive Backs

An eight-year NFL safety where he starred for the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers, 2018 marks Harris’ third in this capacity. He began his coaching career as a defensive quality control coach for the Bears, working primarily with the team’s safeties from 2013-14.

Assistant Defensive Line

“Coach Henny” enters his second season as the team’s assistant defensive line coach. A former defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals, Henderson coached at the collegiate level for five seasons before joining the Bolts. 

Quality Control - Defense

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.

Assistant Offensive Line

2018 marks Ridgely’s seventh with the Bolts. He spent his first four seasons as a special assistant in an administrative capacity and assisting with the running backs. He was promoted to quality control coach for the offense in 2016 and served as an offensive assistant in 2017.

Quality Control - Offense

This marks Shamash’s second season in this role for the Chargers. He previously spent 2014-16 with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a quality control coach on defense.

Defensive Assistant

Entering his third season with the Chargers, Williams previously spent his first two years as the Bolts’ assistant special teams coach. He returns to his roots as he spent six years in the college ranks on the defensive side of the ball.

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

A strength and conditioning coach in the NFL since 1997, 2018 marks Lott’s second season with the Chargers.

Assistant Strength Coach