Your Official Chargers’ 2017 Head Coaching Search Tracker

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We are no more than a week into the San Diego Chargers‘ search for a new head coach after Mike McCoy proved unable to get the job done over four disappointing campaigns and was consequently let go following the Bolts’ final game of the 2016 season.

With the rumor mill already spinning faster than many can keep up with, the search is beginning to offer a truly dizzying array of possibilities for hometown fans to follow.

With that in mind, the following will serve as a space to keep track of all of the rumors, interview requests, and hot takes America’s Finest City can handle as the Chargers comb through their list of candidates and look for a coach capable of finally leading them to the promised land of Super Bowl success.

This thread will be updated when new information takes place about the Chargers’ search.

Anthony Lynn – Interim Head Coach, Buffalo Bills

Latest Update: Hired (1/13/17)

A journeyman running back during his playing days, the 48-year old Lynn transitioned into coaching as a special teams assistant with the Denver Broncos in 2000. He has since climbed the ladder, eventually finding a spot as the Bills’ offensive coordinator in each of the last two seasons before being promoted to an interim head coaching role following the firing of Rex Ryan prior to Week 17 of the 2016 campaign. Over the years, Lynn has developed a well-respected reputation as an advocate of a “ground and pound” approach to Sundays, and from 2009-2015 his backfields ran for a combined 15,588 yards, the most in the NFL during that span. As such, Lynn appears to be a good fit for San Diego given the organization’s combination of breakout running back Melvin Gordon and a young, up-and-coming defensive unit anchored around stud rookie Joey Bosa. After interviewing for a handful of coaching positions in the past, Lynn appears to be one of the favorites to land a job in 2017.

Matt Patricia – Defensive Coordinator, New England Patriots

Latest Update: Not selected (1/13/17)

Vance Joseph – Defensive Coordinator, Miami Dolphins

Latest Update: Hired by the Denver Broncos (1/11/17)

Dave Toub – Special Teams Coach, Kansas City Chiefs

Latest Update: Not selected (1/13/17)

Teryl Austin – Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions

Latest Update: Not selected (1/13/17)

Mike Smith – Defensive Coordinator, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Latest Update: Will stay on as Tampa Bay’s DC (1/12/17)

Sean McDermott – Defensive Coordinator, Carolina Panthers

Latest Update: Hired by the Buffalo Bills (1/11/17)

 

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Noah Hilton
I am a current undergraduate at the University of San Diego and lifelong San Diegan. A Business Economics major and scouting assistant for the nationally ranked Torero baseball team, I look forward to being the GM that finally leads the Padres to a World Series title - if Preller doesn't beat me to it. You can follow me on Twitter @thebackseatlamp

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