Since the XFL suspended operations and filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy we’ve seen a good amount of players make the jump to the NFL and CFL. There hasn’t been any news on the coaching front…. until now. According to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Chargers have hired former DC Defenders head coach, Pep Hamilton, as quarterbacks coach.
The #Chargers are hiring Pep Hamilton as their new QBs coach, per a source.
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) April 30, 2020
The Chargers had initially stated that they didn’t intend to fill the quarterbacks coach position after former quarterbacks coach Shane Steichen was retained as the team’s offensive coordinator. The team has since changed course to bring Hamilton in to bring with sixth overall pick Justin Herbert.
Hamilton coached Andrew Luck both in college at Stanford and with the Indianapolis Colts. After three years with the Colts, Hamilton spent 2016 as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach with the Cleveland Browns. He then joined Jim Harbaugh’s staff for two years at Michigan as the assistant head coach/passing game coordinator.
Hamilton played his college football at Howard University where he played quarterback from 1993-96. After a wealth of experience at the college and professional level, the Chargers hope Hamilton can use that knowledge to kickstart the career of their new signal-caller, Justin Herbert.