Chargers DC Renaldo Hill leaves his post to join the Dolphins' staff
Renaldo Hill is leaving the Los Angeles Chargers to join the Miami Dolphins, reuniting him with new Dolphins defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
Fangio confirmed the move on Monday at his introductory press conference.
Hill served as defensive coordinator for the Chargers the past two seasons and will now coach the Dolphins’ secondary and be their defensive pass-game coordinator.
In terms of job title, the move to Miami would be deemed a step down on the coaching hierarchy, but Hill gets to once again work with Fangio, who is widely considered one of the best defensive coaches in the NFL.
Hill worked as a defensive backs coach for the Denver Broncos in 2019 and '20 when Fangio was their head coach.
Fangio was hired as the Dolphins defensive coordinator last week.
The 44-year-old Hill was a defensive back in the NFL for 10 seasons – including three for the Dolphins from 2006-08. He also spent one season on the Miami coaching staff, serving as an assistant defensive backs coach in 2018.
The Chargers made slight improvements under Hill during his two years running the defense, moving from 23rd in total defense in 2021 (360.1 total yards per game) to 20th in total defense last season (346.1 total yards per game).
With Hill moving to Miami, the Chargers are promoting defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley to defensive coordinator.
The 41-year-old Ansley had been the Chargers defensive backs coach the past two seasons after serving as the defensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee at the collegiate level the previous two years.