ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos named Rich Scangarello as offensive coordinator, Head Coach Vic Fangio announced on Wednesday.
QUOTE FROM BRONCOS HEAD COACH VIC FANGIO ON RICH SCANGARELLO:
“With the addition of Rich Scangarello as our offensive coordinator, we’re getting an experienced coach who was a trusted and valued assistant with Kyle Shanahan for three seasons. He worked wonders with all the quarterbacks who started for San Francisco during the previous two years as quarterbacks coach.
“With his background and knowledge, it’s the perfect time for Rich to be an offensive coordinator in the NFL. I find this opportunity for Rich very similar to when I first became a defensive coordinator many years ago, and he is ready to take this step in his career.”
Scangarello (pronounced: SKANE-guh-rel-OH) is a 24-year coaching veteran with four years of NFL experience who spent the past two seasons coaching quarterbacks for the San Francisco 49ers. He has also worked in the NFL as an offensive quality control coach with Atlanta (2015) and Oakland (2009).
In addition to the NFL, Scangarello spent 17 years at the collegiate level, serving as offensive coordinator, passing game coordinator or quarterbacks coach in 14 of those seasons. His collegiate experience includes coaching at Wagner College (2016), Northern Arizona University (2012-14), Millsaps College (2010-11), the University of California-Davis (1998-99, 2004-08), the University of Idaho (2000, 2002-03) and Carleton College (2001).
Coaching quarterbacks for the 49ers the past two seasons, Scangarello worked with four different signal-callers (C.J. Beathard, Jimmy Garoppolo, Brian Hoyer and Nick Mullens) who have started at least six games each during that time. Despite being the only NFL team with at least three different quarterbacks starting six or more games from 2017-18, the 49ers ranked 10th in the NFL in passing offense (265.1 ypg) and 20+yard passes (110) during that span.
Garoppolo, who suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3 of the 2018 season, started eight-of-nine games played for the 49ers after being acquired in a midseason trade with New England in 2017. He has completed 173-of-267 passes (64.8%) for 2,278 yards with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions (94.1 rtg.) while leading the team to a 6-2 record during that span.
Before joining the 49ers, Scangarello spent the 2016 season as the offensive coordinator at Wagner College. The Seahawks finished 6-5 as the offense ranked second in the Northeast Conference in scoring (29.7 ppg), passing (257.8 ypg) and giveaways (7).
Scangarello worked the 2015 season as an offensive quality control coach with the Falcons. In Atlanta, he assisted the offensive line with run-game preparation and coordinated the defensive scout team for the offense.
Before his one season with the Falcons, Scangarello spent three years (2012-14) as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Northern Arizona, helping the Lumberjacks to a 24-11 record and an FCS postseason berth in 2013. In 2012, quarterback Gary Grossart completed a school-record 66.7 percent of his passes as the offense ranked 27th in the NCAA in points per game (31.6).
Prior to his time at NAU, Scangarello spent the 2010-11 as the offensive coordinator, assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach at Millsaps (Jackson, Miss.).
Scangarello entered the NFL in 2009 with the Oakland Raiders as an offensive quality control coach following four years (2005-08) at UC-Davis, which included one year (2008) as the school’s co-offensive coordinator. The Aggies’ offense ranked 11th in FCS in total offense (426.5 ypg) while scoring 28.5 points per game during his lone seasons as offensive coordinator.
Scangarello worked at Idaho as an offensive graduate assistant in 2000 before spending the 2002-03 seasons as the school’s quarterbacks coach. In 2001, he was the offensive coordinator at Carleton College.
He started his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at UC-Davis (1998-99), working with consecutive consensus Division II All-Americans, quarterbacks Kevin Daft and J.T. O’Sullivan, who both were drafted in the NFL.
A native of Roseville, Calif., Scangarello began coaching in 1996 at his alma mater, Oakmont High School, after earning a degree in business administration from Sacramento State University. He was born on April 15, 1972.