Rams' Brandon Staley Hired as Chargers Head Coach

Ashley Goossen

COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Los Angeles Chargers announced Sunday that Rams’ defensive coordinator Brandon Staley has been hired as the team’s new head coach.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve known Brandon for five minutes or five years,” said Chargers President of Football Operations John Spanos. “What quickly becomes apparent is the amount of energy and passion he approaches each and every moment with.”

During his one season with the Rams, the 38-year-old Staley and his defense experienced great success, ranking first in scoring defense, passing defense and total defense.

"It's not just that Brandon possesses a tremendous football mind that makes him the ideal head coach to lead our team forward," said Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco. "It's that he excels in the ability to effectively tailor, apply and communicate his concepts to players.”

Before his time with the Rams, Staley coached for both the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears.

"It's hard to put into words just how excited I am for the opportunity to be the Los Angeles Chargers' head coach," said Staley. "While this is certainly a dream come true, it's also a dream that's just beginning.”

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