The Denver Broncos have lost another assistant coach to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Chargers new head coach Brandon Staley plans to hire Broncos assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Lomando as L.A.’s new director of sports performance, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Staley, who used to coach Denver’s outside linebackers, worked with Lomando in 2019. Staley also poached Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill this offseason, hiring him to serve as the Chargers’ new defensive coordinator.
Lomando, who has 12 years of experience in the NFL, spent the last nine seasons in Denver. Before joining the Broncos, Lomando spent the first three years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Lomando was clearly liked by players in Denver.
Great person even better coach gonna miss my guy https://t.co/6xzGSqYBTG
— Shelby Harris (@ShelbyHarris93) February 9, 2021
The Broncos still have three other assistant strength and conditioning coaches: Cedric Smith, Korey Jones and Emily Zaler.
Lomando is the third assistant coach to leave Denver this offseason for a promotion with another team, joining Hill and former offensive quality control coach Rob Calabrese. Hill was replaced by Christian Parker and Calabrese was replaced by Chris Cook.