Shane Day is an American football coach who is the quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins and the Chicago Bears. Day has also served as an assistant coach for Connecticut and Michigan.[1]

Shane Day
Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Born: (1974-09-27) September 27, 1974 (age 47)
Manhattan, Kansas
Career information
High school:Manhattan High School
College:Kansas State
Career history
As a coach:
Coaching stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Day was a two sport athlete at Rhodes College, playing both football and baseball. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1999 with a degree in English.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Auburn Riverside High SchoolEdit

In 2001, Day began his coaching career as the wide receivers coach at Auburn Riverside High School. He then spent the next three years as the quarterbacks coach for the high school, as well as taking on the role of offensive coordinator during the final two years.[1]

University of MichiganEdit

In 2006, Day was hired as an offensive quality control coach at the University of Michigan, where he worked with future NFL quarterback Chad Henne.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

In 2007, Day was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as an offensive quality control coach. He held the position for three years, two years under offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who later hired Day to work for him in Chicago. Day oversaw the quarterbacks in 2007, running backs in 2008, and the offensive line in 2009. He was also part of the staff that coached the South team during the 2008 Senior Bowl.

Chicago BearsEdit

On February 5, 2010, Day was hired by the Chicago Bears as their quarterbacks coach.[2] He was recommended for the job by Chicago's offensive coordinator Mike Martz, with whom Day had worked with for two seasons in San Francisco. Day helped the Bears reach the NFC Championship game in 2010.[3]

University of ConnecticutEdit

On January 24, 2012, Day was hired as the quarterbacks coach at the University of Connecticut, replacing Joe Moorhead, who had left for the head coach position at Fordham University.[1][4] Day called plays for the Husky offense the final 3 games of 2013 in which the offense took off, setting several school records, and leading to 3 consecutive wins against Temple, Rutgers, and Memphis.

Washington RedskinsEdit

On January 23, 2014, Day was hired by the Washington Redskins as their assistant offensive line coach.[5]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On January 12, 2016, Day was hired by the Miami Dolphins as their tight ends coach.[6]

San Francisco 49ers (second stint)Edit

In 2019, Day returned to the San Francisco 49ers after he was hired as their quarterbacks coach under head coach Kyle Shanahan.[7]

Los Angeles ChargersEdit

On January 28th, 2021, Day was hired to be the Los Angeles Chargers quarterbacks coach.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Day is married to his wife, Christie. They have one daughter, Vivienne, 1 horse named TT, 3 dogs, and 1 cat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Shane Day Name UConn Quarterbacks Coach". January 24, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "The Official Website of the Chicago Bears". Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  3. ^ "Bears target Shane Day to coach QBs | ProFootballTalk". 3 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  4. ^ "Shane Day named QB Coach at UConn". January 24, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  5. ^ Jones, Mike (23 January 2014). "Redskins add assistant offensive line coach Shane Day". Washington Post. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  6. ^ @MiamiDolphins (12 January 2016). "Welcome to Miami, Shane Day! #StrongerTogether" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Madson, Kyle (January 28, 2019). "Report: 49ers to hire Shane Day as QB coach". USA Today. Niners Wire. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  8. ^ "Report: Chargers hiring Shane Day as quarterbacks coach".