Nick Sirianni's NFL coaching resume received another notable entry Monday.
The Jamestown native and 1999 Southwestern Central School graduate was named the San Diego Chargers quarterback coach by head coach Mike McCoy.
Sirianni, according to the team's website, was promoted to coach the quarterbacks after serving as a quality control assistant on offense last season. He originally joined the Chargers from the Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent 2009-11 as the quality control coach and 2012 as the Chiefs' wide receivers coach. In 2010, Sirianni, who was not immediately available for comment Monday night, worked specifically with the Chiefs' quarterbacks and helped Matt Cassel achieve All-Pro honors.
In his sixth NFL season, Sirianni, 32, replaces Frank Reich, who the Chargers recently elevated to offensive coordinator.
Football has been a way of life for Sirianni. After graduating from Southwestern, he won three NCAA Division III national championships (2000-02) as a wide receiver at the University of Mount Union. A three-year starter, he earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors as a senior after a career-high 13 touchdown catches. Sirianni spent one season (2004) playing arena football in the Atlantic Indoor Football League with the Canton Legends before transitioning into coaching. He coached defensive backs at Mount Union during the 2004-05 seasons and helped lead the Purple Raiders to another national title in 2005.
Football success has become a habit for the Sirianni brothers. Jay, the head coach at Southwestern, guided the Trojans to New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C titles in 2008 and 2009, while Mike, the head coach at Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College, is a four-time conference coach of the year and the owner of an .816 winning percentage (93-21). That mark is fifth among all active NCAA football coaches (all levels) with at least five years of experience.
Nick, Jay and Mike are the sons of Fran and Amy Sirianni of Jamestown.