The Indianapolis Colts added to their Western New York connections Monday.
The Colts have hired Jamestown native Nick Sirianni to be the new offensive coordinator for head coach Frank Reich. The hiring was first reported by ESPN.
Sirianni, a 1999 graduate of Southwestern High School, spent the past five seasons as an assistant with the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers. He worked on the Chargers staff with Reich, the former Bills quarterback who was the team’s offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015. Sirianni was Chargers receivers coach the past two years and was QB coach before that.
Sirianni, 36, won three Division III national championships as a receiver for Mount Union in Ohio from 2000 to 2002.
The hiring adds to the impressive Sirianni family coaching legacy. Brother Mike just finished his 15th season as head coach at Division III powerhouse Washington & Jefferson in Pennsylvania. Brother Jay was the backup QB on Mount Union’s 1996 national championship team and coached Southwestern’s football team to two state championships in 2008 and 2009. He stepped down as Southwestern coach in 2015. Their father, Fran, spent nine years as head coach at Southwestern.
Mike Sirianni celebrated his brother’s appointment on Twitter with the message: “Well. We (my family) are now officially Colts fans. Anyone want to buy some Chargers gear??!!”
Well. We (my family) are now officially Colts fans. Anyone want to buy some Chargers gear??!! https://t.co/TJQIqIGyDy
— Coach Mike Sirianni (@Coach_Sirianni) February 13, 2018
Nick Sirianni started his coaching career at Mount Union in 2004. He made the jump to the NFL in 2009 through his acquaintance with Todd Haley, head coach with the Kansas City Chiefs at the time. Nick Sirianni spent four years in Kansas City before joining the Chargers.