What’s New Chargers GM Tom Telesco Looking for in a Head Coach?

There’s a Q &A with Tom Telesco on Chargers.com. There was only one answer that I want to highlight. Something that stuck out to me…

Question: What qualities are you looking for in a head coach as you try to fill that spot?

Telesco: You want a leader, number one.  And with our philosophy we have to look at the draft and get some young talent on this team.  We really want a teacher; a head coach that can not only teach the players but teach his assistant coaches what he wants.  That’s going to be a big key.  We want a teacher.  We want a good communicator.  I deal with the head coach every day.  And he deals with the staff every day.  We want to have clear communication of what he’s looking for so we can find it.  And we want a motivator.  We want someone that can motivate the players, because if it’s not a lot different in the talent level (between two teams), maybe the coach, more motivated, push you over the top.

A leader. A teacher. A communicator. A motivator. That’s what I’m talking about.

I love that. Love it. Norval had… what, maybe two of those? Maybe?


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