CLEVELAND – Southwestern High School graduate and current Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator Nick Sirianni is on a list of candidates to be interviewed by the Cleveland Browns for their next head coaching gig, according to multiple reporters from the NFL Network.
The Browns still need permission to interview Sirianni since the Colts are in the playoffs.
Sirianni, a nine-year NFL coach, is in his first season as offensive coordinator for the Colts. He has 14 years of coaching experience, overall.
Sirianni was previously a coach for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, serving as wide receivers coach (2016-17), quarterbacks coach (2014-15) and quality control-offense (2013).
After originally joining the Chargers in 2013 as a quality control coach on offense, Sirianni served as quarterbacks coach for San Diego from 2014-15. Quarterback Philip Rivers was selected to Pro Bowls in his two seasons with Sirianni as his position coach.
Sirianni’s NFL coaching career started with the Kansas City Chiefs where he served as wide receivers coach (2012) and offensive quality control coach (2009-2011).
Prior to the NFL, Sirianni coached five years (2004-08) at the collegiate level. He served as wide receivers coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 2006-08. Sirianni began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Mount Union, where he served as defensive backs coach from 2004-05. He helped the Purple Raiders to a national title in 2005.
A native of Jamestown, N.Y., Sirianni won three NCAA Division III National Championships (2000-02) as a wide receiver at Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. A three-year starter, he earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors as a senior after a career-high 13 touchdown catches. Sirianni spent one season (2005) playing in the Atlantic Indoor Football League with the Canton Legends before transitioning into coaching.
Sirianni’s brother, Mike, is the head coach at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. A seven-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Sirianni owns a .818 winning percentage (139-31), which is the highest in school history. In 2017, the Presidents won 11 games and their 25th PAC title and hosted two NCAA Division III playoff games for the first time since 2004.
His brother, Jay, is a former head coach at Southwestern where their father, Fran, also spent nine years as the varsity head coach. Under Jay, Southwestern Central won New York state championships in 2008 and 2009. He stepped down from coaching at Southwestern Central in 2015.
Sirianni and his wife, Brett, have a son, Jacob, and daughter, Taylor.
2004-2005 University of Mount Union Defensive Backs
2006-2008 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wide Receivers
2009-2011 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Quality Control
2012 Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receivers
2013 San Diego Chargers Quality Control-Offense
2014-2015 San Diego Chargers Quarterbacks
2016 San Diego Chargers Wide Receivers
2017 Los Angeles Chargers Wide Receivers
2018 Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator