UCLA’s Darrin Chiaverini named Chaffey College football coach

UCLA offensive analyst Darrin Chiaverini announced on social media that he has been named Chaffey College’s next head football coach.

Chaffey won just two of its 20 games over the past two seasons. The Panthers did not play in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic but won 20 of 21 games in the two years prior.

Chiaverini has a level of familiarity with the Inland area, having spent time there as a player and coach.

The Corona High alumnus was an All-CIF and All-State receiver and was inducted into the high school’s Hall of Fame in 2010.

He also worked at Riverside City College as an associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, under Coach Tom Craft, from 2010 to 2015. The team sent 42 players to Division I programs during Chiaverini’s tenure.

Chiaverini spent the 2022 season under Bruins coach Chip Kelly, following a six-year stint at Colorado, his alma mater.

He worked in several roles for the Buffaloes including assistant head coach, co-offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator under three different head coaches. He has also coached at Mt. San Antonio College and Texas Tech.

As a player, Chiaverini had 97 catches for 1,199 yards and six touchdowns during his four seasons at Colorado.

He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft and set the team’s rookie receiving record with 44 catches for 487 yards and four touchdowns. He played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons.

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