Report: Sirianni Is ‘Top Candidate’ For Coordinator Job
Nick Sirianni’s climb up the NFL coaching ladder could very well move up a rung or two in the coming days.
According to a report late Sunday night by Albert Breer of SI.com and tweeted by Sunday Night Football on NBC, newly hired Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich has requested permission to interview Los Angeles Chargers receivers coach and Jamestown native Nick Sirianni to join the Colts as their offensive coordinator, and the Chargers have granted the request.
According to Breer’s report, Sirianni is Reich’s “top candidate” for the job. The two men worked together during Reich’s tenure with the Chargers.
The interview is an indication how respected Sirianni has become in the NFL coaching fraternity.
After starting his career at Mount Union, his college alma mater, the 1999 Southwestern Central School graduate later coached at Division II Indiana University-Pennsylvania before joining the Kansas City Chiefs’ staff under head coach Todd Haley in 2009.
After Haley was fired by Kansas City near the end of the 2011 season, Sirianni remained with the Chiefs and was named wide receivers coach in 2012 for new coach Romeo Crennel. Sirianni was the only holdover from Haley’s staff to earn a promotion.
When Kansas City ownership made yet another head coaching change after 2012, Sirianni landed with the Chargers as their quality control coach under head coach Mike McCoy. After the Chargers made an improbable postseason run in 2013 that included a victory at Cincinnati in the AFC Divisional playoffs, Sirianni was promoted to quarterbacks coach.
The 2017 season was Sirianni’s second as wide receivers coach with the Chargers.