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This is a 2023 photo of Gould Chris of the Los Angeles Chargers NFL football team. This image reflects the Los Angeles Chargers active roster as of Thursday, May 11, 2023 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Chris O’Leary



Following a six-season tenure at the University of Notre Dame (2018-23), Chris O'Leary comes to Los Angeles to coach safeties for the Chargers. He worked as a defensive analyst his first two seasons in South Bend, Ind., before spending 2020 coaching Rovers and then, ultimately, working as the defensive backs coach/safeties from 2021-23. This past season, O'Leary tutored safety Xavier Watts, a converted wide receiver, to lead the nation with seven interceptions and win the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is annually presented to the top defensive player in college football. Known for developing talented players, O'Leary also coached eventual first-round selections in safety Kyle Hamilton and linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who he tutored as Rovers Coach in 2020, to All-American recognition. O'Leary played wide receiver at Indiana State from 2011-14 and then began his coaching career at Georgia State from 2015-16 before coaching safeties at Florida Tech in 2017.