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Chargers hire Rams DC Brandon Staley as head coach

The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to become the team's head coach.
Credit: AP
Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, second from right, instructs safety Taylor Rapp (24), cornerback Jalen Ramsey (kneeling) and cornerback Troy Hill (22) during football practice at the team's training complex in Thousand Oaks, California, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Staley is in his first season as an NFL coordinator after a meteoric rise in his profession since 2016, when he was the defensive coordinator at Division III John Carroll University. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to become the team's head coach.

The Chargers made the decision Sunday after having a second interview with Staley. 

The interview was held a day after the Rams were eliminated from the playoffs with a 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers. 

The 38-year old Staley was in demand with interviews also scheduled with the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles. 

Staley has been an NFL assistant for only four years. 

He joined the Rams this past season after being a linebackers coach with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos.