Addison Lynch, who holds three years of NFL experience, joins the Raiders for his first season with the role of assistant defensive backs coach. Lynch spent his first three seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles Chargers, including his final season in 2020 with the same title. Lynch brings 10 years of coaching experience to the post, including six seasons with the Florida State Seminoles (2012-17) and one with Mississippi State (2011).
Since beginning his work with the Chargers' defense in 2018, the team ranked sixth in net passing yards allowed per game (217.3 avg.) and eighth in total yards allowed per game (330.1 avg.), including top-10 finishes in both categories during all three seasons.
In 2020, Lynch earned the role of assistant defensive backs coach in his third season with the club. The Chargers defense allowed just 223.6 yards per game through the air during the campaign, ranking ninth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC. Lynch helped with the development of fourth-year CB Michael Davis, who appeared in all 16 contests and made a career-high 14 starts, while also posting career highs in both interceptions (three), including one returned for a touchdown, tackles (63) and passes defensed (14). Davis' 14 pass breakups ranked eighth in the NFL.
In his first two seasons (2018-19) with the Chargers, Lynch was tabbed as the club's quality control – defense coach. He worked primarily with current Raiders linebackers coach Richard Smith, helping the position group with drills throughout practice, while also assisting former Chargers and current Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley with team presentations and breaking down film of the club's upcoming opponents. Lynch is credited with helping rookie standout S Derwin James make an easy transition from the collegiate ranks to the NFL, en route to earning first-team All-Pro.
Before joining the professional ranks, Lynch spent six seasons (2012-17) under Jimbo Fisher at Florida State as a quality control assistant on offense. His mentorship helped the Seminoles earn bowl appearances in each of his six seasons, including five-straight New Year's Six Bowl appearances. Highlighting his collegiate coaching career was a BCS National Championship over Auburn in the 2013 campaign followed by an appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014.
Prior to his time with the Seminoles, Lynch began his coaching career with a one-year stint as a graduate assistant at Mississippi College.
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