According to Alex Marvez of sportingnews.com, the Los Angeles Chargers have hired Minnesota Vikings wide receivers coach George Stewart as their new special teams coordinator. Stewart had spent the previous ten seasons as the Vikings wide receivers coach. SB Nation Vikings blog The Daily Norseman said of Stewart:
“Coach Stew” was a favorite of Vikings players throughout his tenure in Minnesota thanks to his unique mix of football know-how (his coaching career spans back to the Chuck Noll Pittsburgh Steelers) and entertaining charisma (you could often hear Stewart reciting verses from popular rap songs to his players at Training Camp in Mankato).
Stewart previously coached special teams when he worked under Chuck Noll and also later when he was employed by the Buccaneers.
This is an outside-the-box hire by new Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and it will be interesting to see if the Chargers special teams shows any improvement in 2017.