The Los Angeles Chargers have landed yet another great coach to add to their already elite coaching staff.
According to ESPN's Jeremey Fowler, the Bolts have hired Chris O'Leary from Notre Dame as their new safeties coach.
The #Chargers are hiring Chris O’Leary as safeties coach, per source. O’Leary spent the last three seasons as the safety coach at Notre Dame, where he coached NFL players, Kyle Hamilton,— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 11, 2024
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Brandon Joseph.
O'Leary has been with Notre Dame for the past six seasons, working his way up from graduate assistant to defensive analyst to full-time, on-field assistant coach.
He has established himself among the top safety coaches in college, producing the likes of Kyle Hamilton, a first-round draft pick and Pro Bowler with the Baltimore Ravens, and helped turn Xavier Watts into an All-American.
O'Leary will join an elite Chargers coaching staff led by head coach Jim Harbaugh, offensive coordinator Greg Roman, defensive coordinator Jesse Minter, and special teams coordinator Ryan Ficken. The Chargers have locked down on the coaching side of things; next up on the list is locking down on the players they draft and sign in free agency.
It feels as if the tide is turning for the Bolts. It's a new era in Los Angeles, and Harbaugh and the crew aren't playing around.