In an ever-changing NFL landscape where teams and players are constantly trying to find an edge over the competition, the Chargers are finally committing resources to that mindset alongside the new coaching staff that is coming in this offseason.
Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Bolts are hiring Anthony Lomando as their new Director of Sports Performance. Lomando has spent the past nine years with the Broncos, including both Super Bowl appearances. He will be replacing former strength and conditioning coach John Lott.
The #Chargers are hiring Anthony Lomando as their new Director of Sports Performance, source said. A key hire for any new coach. Lomando spent the past nine years with the #Broncos, where he was part of two Super Bowl appearances. Another #Broncos hire for Brandon Staley.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 9, 2021
Unsurprisingly, Brandon Staley makes another move that revolves around a past relationship. Both him and Lomando were together in Denver during the 2019 season.
Prior to Lomando being hired by the Broncos in 2012, he spent three seasons on the strength and conditioning staff with the Jaguars, starting as an intern in 2009 and being hired as an assistant in 2010.
During the late 2000s, Lomando spent time at EXOS in Tempe, Arizona and worked overseas with the Qatar National and Olympic Soccer teams. His main responsibility was preparing the club for the Olympic qualifying matches and the World Cup.
According to the Broncos staff page, Lomando is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CES).