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Chargers make three coaching moves, finalize 2014 staff


The Chargers had to shuffle their staff a bit in the wake of offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt’s departure for the head coaching job in Tennessee and they announced Monday that they’ve wrapped up that process.

San Diego promoted Frank Reich from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator after Whisenhunt left and one of the three moves announced by the team gives Philip Rivers a new position coach. Nick Sirianni will get bumped up from offensive quality control coach to the quarterbacks job. It’s his first time as a quarterbacks coach, but he did work with Matt Cassel and other Chiefs quarterbacks during his time as a quality control assistant in Kansas City.

Sirianni will be replaced by the returning Shane Steichen. Steichen served as a defensive assistant in San Diego in 2011 and 2012 before going with former Chargers coach Norv Turner to Cleveland last season as an offensive quality control coach.

The Chargers also announced that Bobby King will be their assistant linebackers coach. King filled the same role in Houston and replaces Byron Storer, who left the team to pursue opportunities outside football.