Chargers fire offensive coordinator Frank Reich, five other coaches

Monday January 4th, 2016

The San Diego Chargers have fired six assistant coaches, the team announced Monday.

Among those fired were offensive coordinator Frank Reich, offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris, tight ends coach Pete Metzelaars, wide receivers coach Fred Graves, defensive line coach Don Johnson and assistant offensive line coach Andrew Dees.

Reich, a former NFL quarterback, coached with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals before being hired by the Chargers in 2013. D’Alessandris, Graves and Dees also joined San Diego’s coaching staff in 2013.

Johnson had been with the team since 2009, while Metzelaars was hired in 2014.

The team also announced Monday that head coach Mike McCoy will remain in San Diego for the 2016 season. Since arriving in 2013, McCoy has compiled a 22–26 record in his three seasons. 

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The Chargers finished the 2015–16 campaign with a 4–12 record, and possess the third pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

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