Former Rams DC Brandon Staley hired as Chargers new head coach

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Talking about moving up the ladder quickly. Brandon Staley has been a coach at the NFL level for just four seasons and a coordinator for just one season. Now, he has been hired as the Chargers’ next head coach according to NFL Network.

Just 38 years of age, Staley was a Defensive Coordinator at Division III John Carroll University (Ohio) in 2016. From there he was hired to be the linebackers coach with the Chicago Bears. He spent two years in that position before being hired as the linebackers coach with the Broncos. Just one season in that job landed him the DC job in LA with the Rams.

Staley took over the job with the Rams replacing legendary defensive mind, Wade Philips. And he coached the Rams defense from a top 15 unit in 2019 to the best in the NFL in both points allowed and yards allowed in 2020.

The Rams would win their Wild Card matchup with the Seahawks, but lost Saturday to the Packers, making Staley available and he was promptly brought back for a second interview and hired as the Chargers new head coach, taking over for Anthony Lynn who was fired after a second straight losing season.