Some more coaching news for the Chargers has come down the pipe and I couldn’t more excited about this latest report.
According to SEC reporter Matt Zenitz of AL.com, the Chargers are reportedly hiring University of Iowa running backs coach Derrick Foster to Brandon Staley’s staff in Los Angeles.
Foster has been with the Hawkeyes since the 2018 season. Prior to joining Iowa, he was the running backs coach and run0game coordinator for Samford Univeristy.
This past season, Foster helped develop true sophomore Tyler Goodson into a First-Team All-Big Ten performer. After a freshman season where he rushed for 638 yards and five touchdowns in a three-man rotation, Goodson led the Hawks with 762 rushing yards (5.3 YPC) and seven touchdowns during their abbreviated eight-game schedule. The former Georgia High School Player of the Year also added 152 receiving yards on 15 catches.
On top of coaching running backs, Foster also led recruiting efforts for the offensive side of the ball. If you want to take my extremely biased opinion into consideration since I am an Iowa alumni, Foster is a heck of a recruiter and is a beloved personality within the program. Iowa fans are already in the dumps about losing him.
This is a fantastic hire by the Chargers.
Sources: Iowa running backs coach Derrick Foster is expected to be hired by the Los Angeles Chargers.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) February 3, 2021
Led a group this season that included first-team All-Big Ten running back Tyler Goodson. Was previously the running backs coach and run game coordinator at Samford.