SWCS alumnus hired as Colts OC

Multiple sources indicate that Nick Sirianni will be named the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates reported Monday night that the 36-year-old Jamestown native will work under Frank Reich, the Colts’ new head coach.

The relationship between the two men began when they were both on the coaching staff of the Chargers. The hiring is an indication how respected Sirianni has become in the NFL coaching fraternity.

After starting his career at the University of Mount Union, his college alma mater, the 1999 Southwestern Central School graduate later coached at Division II Indiana University-Pennsylvania before joining the Kansas City Chiefs’ staff under head coach Todd Haley in 2009.

After Haley was fired by Kansas City near the end of the 2011 season, Sirianni remained with the Chiefs and was named wide receivers coach in 2012 for new coach Romeo Crennel. Sirianni was the only holdover from Haley’s staff to earn a promotion.

When Kansas City ownership made yet another head coaching change after 2012, Sirianni landed with the Chargers as their quality control coach under head coach Mike McCoy. After the Chargers made an improbable postseason run in 2013 that included a victory at Cincinnati in the AFC Divisional playoffs, Sirianni was promoted to quarterbacks coach.

The 2017 season was Sirianni’s second as wide receivers coach with the Chargers. Sources on Sunday had indicated that Sirianni was Reich’s No. 1 choice to fill the Colts’ offensive coordinator position.