UCLA has hired Baltimore Ravens safeties coach D'Anton Lynn as its new defensive coordinator, the university announced Monday. Lynn, the son of former Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, has spent eight years as an NFL assistant after a three-time All-Big Ten playing career at Penn State.
Lynn replaces Bill McGovern, who coached under Chip Kelly with the Philadelphia Eagles and missed the final six weeks of the 2022 season with health issues. McGovern will remain on staff in an off-field role as director of football administration.
"We are excited to add D'Anton to our staff as defensive coordinator," Kelly said in a statement. "His energy and enthusiasm, along with his experience, will make an immediate impact. I look forward to watching him develop our players both on and off the field."