Dan Shamash joins the Chargers as the team’s new quality control coach for offense. He does so after spending the last three seasons (2014-16) as the quality control coach for defense with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A native of New York, N.Y., Shamash earned his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. He was a three-year letterman for the Tartans at inside linebacker and he helped CMU to an 11-1 record in 2006, the team’s winningest season in school history.
Shamash began his NFL career as an intern in the special events and game operations department with the New York Jets in 2008 at the same time he was working as a defensive assistant at Columbia University. That same year, the Jets offered Shamash a position as a coaching assistant.
In 2009, Shamash was hired as an offensive assistant in Cleveland where he worked with the offensive line in 2009 and assisted the tight ends and running backs in 2010. Shamash also was responsible for opponent film breakdowns, in addition to self-scout and analysis of the Browns’ offense. With the Browns, he worked directly with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll in preparation for daily practice scripting, scheduling and game planning and he spent time with Head Coach Eric Mangini on studying situational football.
Shamash had a brief stint at Pace University coaching tight ends and running backs coach in 2011, before leaving to join the NFL office and the Jets as a consultant for the ‘11 season.
From 2012-13, Shamash served in the role of quality control to the head coach in Tampa Bay where he assisted then-head coach Greg Schiano in football aspects ranging from situational football and game management to daily practice, squad meetings and research projects.
Shamash and his wife, Cassie, have one daughter, Liana.