Rams Coaching Staff 2023

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As is normally the case since Sean McVay took over as head coach, the Los Angeles Rams coaching staff will look a lot different in 2023 than it did in 2022.

Despite rumors of retirement, McVay decided to come back to the Rams in 2023. After losing coaches for a variety of reasons though, he has been busy filling a number of open spots on his staff so far this offseason.

By my count, the Rams lost nine coaches this offseason, which are roles they either have already replaced or still need to. Some of those include big roles like offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator, which McVay went outside the organization to fill.

Rams Coaching Staff

Head coachSean McVay
Offensive coordinatorMike LaFleur
Defensive coordinatorRaheem Morris
Special teams coordinatorChase Blackburn
Linebackers coachChris Beake
Coaching fellowKJ Black
Outside linebackers coachThad Bogardus
Defensive backs coachJonathan Cooley
Defensive line/run game coordinatorEric Henderson
Offensive assistantNick Jones
Assistant defensive line coachSkyler Jones
Offensive assistantZak Kromer
Offensive assistantJake Peetz
Quarterbacks/passing game coordinatorZac Robinson
Defensive assistantLance Schulters
Defensive backs coachChris Shula
Special teams assistantJeremy Springer
Wide receivers coachEric Yarber

Head coach: Sean McVay

McVay is entering his seventh season as head coach of the Rams and at 37 years of age, he remains the youngest head coach in the NFL.

In six seasons, McVay has gone 60-38 while guiding the Rams to three NFC West division titles, four postseason appearances, two Super Bowls and one championship.

Before coming to the Rams, McVay began his NFL coaching career as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008. He also spent seven seasons with the Washington Redskins as an offensive assistant, tight ends coach and offensive coordinator.

Offensive coordinator: Mike LaFleur

With Liam Coen going back to the University of Kentucky, the Rams had to find a new offensive coordinator this offseason.

When hiring offensive coordinators, McVay has always gone outside the organization and this year was no different. He decided to bring in Mike LaFleur, former offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.

McVay has a familiarity with LaFleur after working with his older brother Matt, the current head coach of the Green Bay Packers and former offensive coordinator of the Rams.

LaFleur began his NFL career as an offensive intern with the Cleveland Browns in 2014 under Kyle Shanahan. He then went with Shanahan to the Atlanta Falcons as an offensive assistant in 2015-16 and then to the San Francisco 49ers as a wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator from 2017-2020.

When 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh got hired as head coach of the Jets, he brought LaFleur with him to be an offensive coordinator and call plays for the first time. LaFleur will not be calling plays for the Rams, however, as McVay resumes those duties.

Defensive coordinator: Raheem Morris

Despite some head coaching interest from the Indianapolis Colts, Morris will be back for his third season as defensive coordinator with the Rams.

The team had one of the best defenses in the league in his first season, carrying that all the way to a Super Bowl victory. Due to injuries and the offensive struggling in 2022 though, the Rams’ defense was below average.

Morris’ NFL coaching career began in 2002 and includes two separate stints with the Buccaneers, once as head coach from 2009-11, as well as time with the Redskins and Falcons. His time in Washington overlapped with McVay, which is when the two began building a relationship.

After a successful stint for Morris as interim head coach of the Falcons in 2020, McVay brought him on as defensive coordinator to replace Brandon Staley.

Special Teams coordinator: Chase Blackburn

The Rams made a bit of a surprising move in getting rid of special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis this offseason, replacing him with Chase Blackburn.

Blackburn had a long NFL career as a linebacker, playing for the New York Giants from 2005-12 and Carolina Panthers from 2013-14. Included in that was two Super Bowl wins with the Giants.

He then began his coaching career as assistant special teams coach of the Panthers in 2016 and 2017 before being promoted to special teams coordinator from 2018-21. Blackburn went back to being an assistant special teams coach in 2022 with the Tennessee Titans before landing this new job with the Rams.