Chargers cut ties with six assistant coaches, including OC Frank Reich

Mike McCoy's job as the Chargers' head coach is safe, but his staff wasn't so lucky. Monday night, the team announced that it parted ways with six coaches, including offensive coordinator Frank Reich.

Here are the other five coaches who won't be back in 2016:

  • Offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris

  • Tight ends coach Pete Metzelaars 

  • Wide receivers coach Fred Graves

  • Defensive line coach Don Johnson 

  • Assistant offensive line coach Andrew Dees 

The most significant detail: Five of the six coaches were offensive coaches. In 2015, the Chargers offense ranked ninth in yards but 26th in points, averaging exactly 20 points per game. In Reich's first season as the team's offensive coordinator, 2014, his unit ranked 18th in yards and 17th in points. Considering quarterback Philip Rivers helmed the offense, it's safe to assume the mediocre output the past two years didn't go unnoticed.

Also of note: Defensive coordinator John Pagano didn't lose his job -- at least not yet. The Chargers defense ranked 20th in total defense and 21st in points allowed in 2015. 

The bottom line? The team stunk. And, even though McCoy survived Black Monday, the Chargers weren't willing to maintain the status quo after a four-win season.

Frank Reich is no longer San Diego's offensive coordinator. (USATSI)
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Sean Wagner-McGough joined CBS Sports in 2015 after graduating from UC Berkeley. A native of Seattle, Sean now resides in the Bay Area. He spends his spare time defending Jay Cutler on Twitter. Full Bio

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