The Atlanta Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their next offensive coordinator, and more dominos are starting to fall. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Falcons QB coach Matt LaFleur is expected to join Sean McVay’s staff in Los Angeles as the Rams offensive coordinator. Now, we have more word on a potential 49ers assistant.
USA Today NFL reporter Tom Pelissero is reporting that Kyle Shanahan is targeting Wagner offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello to be his quarterbacks coach.
Dan Quinn’s decision to hire Sarkisian could open the door for Falcons offensive assistant coaches to depart. Sarkisian might keep some of them, but if he looks to build out his own assistant staff, we could see a handful of assistants in the picture for Kyle Shanahan. We’ve already heard reports that offensive assistants Mike McDaniel and Mike LaFleur could join him in Santa Clara.
Rich Scangarello spent the 2016 season at Wagner. Prior to that, he spent the 2015 season as a quality control assistant with the Falcons. According to this Wagner press release on his hiring last year, his Falcons responsibilities included,” assisting the offensive line coach with weekly run-game preparation, coordinating the defensive scout team for the offense, as well as breaking down film of upcoming opponents.”
Prior to joining the Falcons, Scangarello was OC and quarterbacks coach at Northern Arizona from 2012-14. Here is a full rundown of his resume
2016: Offensive coordinator - Wagner University
2015: Quality control - Atlanta Falcons
2012-14: OC, Quarterbacks - Northern Arizona University
2010-11: OC, assistant HC, QBs - Millsaps College
2009: Assistant QBs, offensive QC - Oakland Raiders
2008: Co-OC - UC Davis
2005-07: Passing game coordinator, Wide Receivers - UC Davis
2002-03: Quarterbacks - Idaho
2000: Offensive GA - Idaho
1998-99: Assistant - UC Davis