A day after the Indianapolis Colts announced ex-Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich as their next head coach, the new hire is already making some moves.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source involved, that the team is hiring Chargers wide receiver coach Nick Sirianni as their offensive coordinator.
Sirianni was with the Chargers for five seasons. He joined the team in 2013 as a former quality control coach then quarterbacks coach before becoming the wide receivers coach.
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Sirianni made his way into the NFL after only 5 years in the college game, and not at any large schools either. The Kansas City Chiefs hired him in 2009 as an offensive assistant (QC) and bounced back and forth between assistant quarterbacks coach and working with the receivers.
Additionally, Sirianni moved on to the Chargers in 2013 and was their quarterbacks coach by 2014 and finished as their receivers coach last season. It was reported that Reich and the Colts were eyeing Sirianni as recently as last night, and reportedly requested an interview with him shortly after the Reich hire was made official, but it appears that they have in fact decided to bring him aboard.
Sirianni, 36, won three Division III national championships as a receiver for Mount Union in Ohio from 2000 to 2002.
The hiring adds to the impressive Sirianni family coaching legacy. Brother Mike just finished his 15th season as head coach at Division III powerhouse Washington & Jefferson in Pennsylvania. Brother Jay was the backup QB on Mount Union’s 1996 national championship team and coached Southwestern’s football team to two state championships in 2008 and 2009. He stepped down as Southwestern coach in 2015. Their father, Fran, spent nine years as head coach at Southwestern.