Chargers ST Coach Rich Bisaccia Will Add Assistant Head Coach to Title

By Ernie Padaon

According to Pete Roussell of, Rich Bisaccia will be adding the title of Assistant Head Coach on his resume. Bisaccia is a well-respected coach around the league and now will be given the added responsibility. Rob Chudzinski held that title here just a couple of seasons ago and we had been looking to fill that role again for this coming season.

The University of Tennessee was pursuing Bisaccia to be a special teams coach there, but he will be sticking around in San Diego instead with his new elevated title.

Here are some thoughts on Bisaccia from a few people that have worked with him:

You say you want a coach with passion. You say you want a tireless worker. You say you want a man with integrity.

“Rich Bisaccia,” said Jon Gruden.

You say you want a coach with people skills. You say you want a coach who has spent some time around the NFL. You say you want a coach who can flash his Super Bowl ring in the face of a recruit.

“Rich Bisaccia,” said Derrick Brooks.

You say you want a coach who can motivate the star player and the backup. You say you want a coach who is familiar with the program. You say you want a coach who makes players want to play for him.

“Rich Bisaccia,” said Warren Sapp.

If we have to deal with the Norv drama again this coming year, Coach Bisaccia might be one of the best candidates within the organization to run the team.

2012 coach staff coming together.Special Teams Coach Rich Bisaccia promoted and takes on additional role as assistant head coach.

— Bill Johnston (@ChargersPRguy) January 24, 2012