The Chargers announced their latest interview for the head coaching vacancy has been completed as they met with New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia.
Here is the rundown on the latest candidate:
Name: Matt Patricia
NFL Coaching Experience: 13 years
Current Position: Defensive Coordinator – New England Patriots
Full Coaching Resume:
New England Patriots
2012-Present – Defensive Coordinator
2011 – Safeties Coach
2006-10 – Linebackers Coach
2005 – Assistant Offensive Line Coach
2004 – Offensive Coaching Assistant
2001-03 – Offensive Graduate Assistant
1999-00 – Defensive Line Coach
1996 – Graduate Assistant
Since switching to the defensive side of the ball for the Patriots in 2006, New England has finished in the top 10 in fewest points allowed in 10 of 11 seasons. This year, they surrendered the fewest points in the NFL (250), giving up just 15.5 points per game.
The Patriots have also thrived at forcing turnovers during Patricia's tenure. They led the NFL in differential in 2012 (+25) and 2010 (+28), and finished first in the AFC in 2011 (+17). The plus-28 turnover differential in 2010 is tied with the 2011 San Francisco 49ers for the second highest single-season differential in 46 years.
New England has won the Super Bowl twice with Patricia on the staff. The first came when he was an offensive coach, and more recently in Super Bowl XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks when his defense picked the ball off at the goal line to secure the win.