We’ve finally got our first bit of news today regarding one of the Chargers open coordinator positions and it’s coming via a name some might not have heard of up to this point.
The Chargers have reportedly interviewed former NFL safety and current Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill for their defensive coordinator role, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Hill has held that position for the past two seasons, including the 2019 season where he worked along new head coach Brandon Staley.
Hill also has stints coaching defensive backs with the Dolphins (2018) and the Steelers (2015-2017). He played collegiately at Michigan State University before being selected in the seventh round of the 2001 draft by the Cardinals. He went on to play 10 total seasons in the NFL for Arizona, Oakland, Miami, and Denver. Following his playing career, he began his coaching journey as a graduate assistant with the University of Wyoming where he also coached the defensive backs in 2013.
As a player, he started 114 games and his career numbers include 596 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 60 pass breakups, and 19 interceptions.