John McNulty, who just completed his second season as the Chargers' tight ends coach, is leaving to become the offensive coordinator at Rutgers, according to a person familiar with the hire but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
McNulty, 49, led a talented Chargers positional group headed by veteran
A veteran of 15 seasons as an NFL assistant, McNulty spent five years (2004-2008) as an assistant at Rutgers, two as a wide receivers coach, one as a quarterbacks coach and two as an offensive coordinator.
He also helped Marcus Mariota develop in the spread offense as the quarterbacks coach for the
McNulty, who will be working under third-year head coach Chris Ash, will be the ninth Rutgers offensive coordinator in nine years. Since he left New Jersey, the Scarlett Knights, who have struggled offensively for several years, have not had an offensive coordinator remain in the job for more than one season.