ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported today via Twitter that the Los Angeles Chargers were hiring two new coaches in D’Antony Lynn and Dan Shamash as a defensive assistant and offensive quality control coach respectively:
Source: #Chargers adding two coaches: D'Anton Lynn (son of Anthony Lynn) as defensive asst, Dan Shamash as offensive quality control coach.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) February 8, 2017
D’Anton Lynn spent two seasons on the Buffalo Bills’ defensive coaching staff and has been a coach in the NFL for four years now. He had been an intern with the New York Jets the prior two years and some of that time was with their scouting department.
Dan Shamash was the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive quality control coach in 2016 (a role he was in for three seasons) and was originally reported as one of only three defensive coaches that were being retained by Jacksonville last month. He held other NFL coaching positions previously with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, and Cleveland Browns. His most recent experience was working on the defensive side of the ball, but he was an Offensive Assistant Coach from 2009 to 2011 with the Browns.
Both of these moves are relatively minor, but it’s good to see Anthony Lynn filling out the remainder of his coaching staff.