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.
Nolan was the Falcons’ defensive coordinator from 2012-14. He made an immediate impact in his first season in Atlanta as the Falcons recorded an NFC-best 13-3 record and earned the NFC’s number-one seed in the playoffs in ‘12.
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.
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.
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.