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The latest with the LA Chargers

Despite ending the season with four straight wins, the LA Chargers have decided to move on from the Anthony Lynn era.

The organization announced the decision on January 4th, following Lynn's meeting with the front office and team ownership.

The Chargers were 6-16 in one-score games over the past two seasons under Lynn.

Keep track of all of the new hires as the staff comes together, and see a full run down of how the head coach and GM process played out below.

Brandon Staley announced his coaching staff on February 11th as follows:



Brandon Staley

Head Coach


Joe Lombardi

Offensive Coordinator

Chris Beatty

Wide Receivers

Shane Day

Passing Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks

Derrick Foster

Running Backs

Kevin Koger

Tight Ends

Shaun Sarrett

Assistant Offensive Line

Dan Shamash

Offensive Assistant

Frank Smith

Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line

Chandler Whitmer

Offensive Quality Control


Renaldo HIll

Defensive Coordinator

Giff Smith

Defensive Line

Derrick Ansley


Jay Rodgers

Run Game Coordinator / Outside Linebackers

Tom Donatell

Assistant Secondary

Isaac Shewmaker

Defensive Quality Control

Michael Wilhoite



John Timu

Alex G. Spanos Coaching Fellow

Sunday January 17, 2021

Staley has been named head coach.

Per a report, LA Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley is set to become the team’s new head coach of the Chargers, capping a remarkable rise from D-III coordinator to NFL head coach in just five seasons.

Saturday January 16, 2021

Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley will interview in person with the Chargers today tweets Tom Pelissero, who adds that the Texans also plan to speak with him today and the Eagles plan to fly him in tomorrow.

Thursday January 14, 2021

The Chargers are bringing in Robert Saleh for a second interview, per Ian Rapoport.

Tuesday January 12, 2021

The Chargers are close to completing their first round of interviews, speaking with Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith last night and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberfuls today, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Sunday January 10th, 2021

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will interview with the Chargers later today, Tom Pelissero tweets.

Thursday January 7th, 2021

Ian Rapoport tweets that Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will interview for the head coaching job tomorrow.

Tuesday January 5th, 2021

The Chargers are requesting an interview with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as well, per multiple reports.

Bruce Feldman tweets that he's "hearing that the chargers also have some interest in Urban Meyer" for their head coaching job.

According to multiple reports, the Chargers have requested to interview Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

Giants offensive coordinator and former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has an interview request from the chargers, per reports.

Monday January 4, 2020

The team has requested to interview Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Tom Pelissero shares.

Per sources, the Chargers have also requested permission to interview DC Brandon Staley, following the Jets’ request. To reiterate, these can’t happen just yet as the Rams are still playing. Expect Staley to be connected to a few more openings down the line as well.

— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) January 5, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jourdan Rodrigue tweets that the Chargers are among the teams that have requested permission to interview Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. Since the Rams are still playing, the interview cannot occur yet.

The front office has requested permission to interview Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Ian Rapoport tweets before adding that is the third NFL team that has requested to interview Eberflus.

With the Chargers job now open, Jason La Canfora tweets an interesting note that that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll went to high school with Chargers GM Tom Telesco, noting that Daboll will “get strong consideration.”

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