An already impressive coaching staff added some star power to the mix as the Los Angeles Chargers announced they’ve hired La’Roi Glover as their new assistant defensive line coach. In addition, the team named Chris Caminiti as Senior Coaching Assistant.
Glover most recently served in the same role for the New York Jets the last two seasons, and previously spent seven years as the Rams’ Director of Player Programs. A six-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro, he played 13 seasons in the NFL for the Raiders (1996), Saints (1997-01), Cowboys (2002-05) and Rams (06-08). The San Diego native played collegiately at San Diego State before being selected in the fifth round (166th overall) by the Raiders.
Glover appeared in 193 career games with 191 starts, totaling 320 tackles, 83.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles. He was a first-team selection to the 2000s All-Decade Team, making six consecutive Pro Bowls from 2000-06. Glover led the NFL in 2000 with 17.5 sacks, which ranked as the second most in league history among defensive tackles, earning NFL Alumni Defensive Lineman of the Year and NFC Defensive Player of the year honors.
Meanwhile, Caminiti joins the Chargers after spending the previous six seasons at UCLA. He served a number of roles during his time with the Bruins, including Special Teams Analyst as well as Associate Athletic Director.
Prior to joining UCLA, Caminiti spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns (alongside Head Coach Anthony Lynn) and the New England Patriots.