UCLA TE coach Rip Scherer joins Chargers’ coaching staff

Former UCLA assistant coach Rip Scherer is moving up to the NFL ranks.

The Los Angeles Chargers have named Scherer their new tight ends coach, the team announced on Tuesday. He is replacing John McNulty who left to become the offensive coordinator at Rutgers.

“We’re very happy to add Rip to our staff,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said, according to the team’s official website.  “When I worked with him before, he helped me tremendously.  He’s a former head coach in college, and he’s been an assistant coach in this league for a while.  I think the experience he brings to the table is a really good mix with the young coaches we have on our staff.  I want to keep a combination of experience and youth with the coaches, and he fits the mold.  He can help us win, and that is the main reason why he is here.  To help us win.”

Scherer comes to the Chargers with over 40 years of coaching experiences. The longtime coach was most recently coaching tight ends on UCLA’s coaching staff. He spent five years at UCLA, including the last two in a dual role as senior associate head coach and tight ends coach.

The veteran coach will now get to instruct the likes of future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio Gates, who is expected to re-sign with the Bolts, and promising tight end Hunter Henry.

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