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Chargers Add Former Patriots OL Coach Dave DeGuglielmo to Staff

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Dave DeGuglielmo is the newest member of the Chargers coaching staff as Head Coach Mike McCoy named him the team's new assistant offensive line coach.

Entering his 12th season in the NFL, DeGuglielmo spent the past two years as the New England Patriots' offensive line coach.  In 2014, their O-line surrendered only 26 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL, as Tom Brady authored one of his best seasons as the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX. This season, New England ranked sixth in total offense and fifth in passing as they reached the AFC Championship Game despite a number of injuries that ravaged the unit.

DeGuglielmo previously served as offensive line coach for the New York Jets (2012) and Miami Dolphins (2009-11) before joining the Patriots.  The Jets ran for 1,896 yards under his guidance, while tackle Jake Long made three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances under his tutelage in Miami.  DeGuglielmo made the leap to the NFL with the New York Giants in 2004 after 13 seasons at the college level.  He began as assistant offensive line coach/quality control before focusing solely on the O-line in 2005.  The Giants were one of only four teams to average at least 4.0 yards per carry between 2005-08, and gave up only 28 sacks or fewer each season.  New York led the NFL and set a new franchise record in 2008 with 2,518 rushing yards (5.0 yards per carry) as they won Super Bowl XLII.

DeGuglielmo will work closely with Offensive Line Coach Jeff Davidson, who was hired in January.

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