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 coach||Sean McVay|
|Offensive coordinator||Mike LaFleur|
|Defensive coordinator||Raheem Morris|
|Special teams coordinator||Chase Blackburn|
|Linebackers coach||Chris Beake|
|Coaching fellow||KJ Black|
|Outside linebackers coach||Thad Bogardus|
|Defensive backs coach||Jonathan Cooley|
|Defensive line/run game coordinator||Eric Henderson|
|Offensive assistant||Nick Jones|
|Assistant defensive line coach||Skyler Jones|
|Offensive assistant||Zak Kromer|
|Offensive assistant||Jake Peetz|
|Quarterbacks/passing game coordinator||Zac Robinson|
|Defensive assistant||Lance Schulters|
|Defensive backs coach||Chris Shula|
|Special teams assistant||Jeremy Springer|
|Wide receivers coach||Eric 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.