McVay as head coach with the Rams
|Los Angeles Rams — No. Head Coach|
|Date of Birth: January 24 1986|
|Place of Birth: Dayton, Ohio|
|National Football League debut|
|2008 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
|* AP NFL Coach of the Year (2017)|
|High School: Brookhaven (GA) Marist|
|College: Miami (OH)|
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2008)
Assistant wide receivers coach
|Career stats to date|
Sean McVay (born January 24, 1986) is an American football coach who is the head coach and offensive playcaller of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Upon his hiring in 2017 at the age of 30, he became the youngest head coach in modern NFL history. He was the offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins from 2014 to 2016.
McVay was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Tim and Cindy McVay. Sean’s father, Tim, played football as a defensive back at Indiana University. His family lived in Dayton until Sean was six years old. His grandfather, John McVay, is a former San Francisco 49ers general manager, who was involved in constructing the five Super Bowl winning seasons for the team.
McVay graduated from Marist School in Brookhaven, Georgia in 2004. He was a four-year starter at Marist as a quarterback and defensive back for the War Eagles high school football team. He was the first player in school history to amass 1,000 yards rushing and passing in consecutive seasons. He totaled 2,600 yards rushing and 40 rushing touchdowns during his career and also passed for 2,500 yards and 18 touchdowns, leading the War Eagles to a 26–3 record, including a 14–1 record and state championship his senior year, when he was also named the Georgia 4A Offensive Player of the Year.
McVay attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he played college football as a wide receiver from 2004–2007, earning Miami’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2007. He recorded 39 receptions for 312 yards for the RedHawks in his college career. He graduated from Miami in 2008.
Early coaching career
McVay began his coaching career as an assistant wide receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008 under head coach Jon Gruden. The following year, he was the quality control/wide receivers coach for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League (UFL).
In 2010, McVay was hired as the assistant tight ends coach for the Washington Redskins under head coach Mike Shanahan. In 2011, he was promoted to tight ends coach, a position he held through the 2013 season.
On January 14, 2014, McVay was promoted to offensive coordinator by new Redskins head coach, Jay Gruden. In his first year as offensive coordinator, he turned the team's offense into the 12th-ranked pass offense in the National Football League (NFL)—averaging 268.4 passing yards per game with third year quarterback, Kirk Cousins—the 17th-ranked rush offense, with 97.9 rushing yards per game, and the 10th ranked total offense in the NFL, a year after the team's offense finished ranked 25th in total offense, averaging 24.3 points per game and 353.8 total yards per game. In 2016, the offense ranked as the third best pass offense in the NFL with 309.3 passing yards per game, improved to the 20th ranked rush offense after being 25th the year prior (averaging 106.0 rushing yards per game), and finished 12th overall in total offense, averaging 24.8 points per game and 385.6 total yards per game.
Los Angeles Rams
On January 12, 2017, McVay was hired to become the 28th head coach of the Los Angeles Rams at the age of Template:Age in years and days. The Rams had made him the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, surpassing Lane Kiffin, who was Template:Age in years and days when hired by the Oakland Raiders in 2007.
On September 10, 2017, McVay made his regular season head coaching debut against the Indianapolis Colts, and led the Rams to an impressive blowout 46–9 victory in a home game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Despite a 27-20 loss to McVay's former team, the Washington Redskins nonetheless, the Rams pulled off a close 41–39 victory over the San Francisco 49ers and turned a 16–24 deficit into a 35–30 upset victory over the Dallas Cowboys, but the Rams eventually recorded another loss to division rival Seattle Seahawks at home. Regardless, in just five games, the Rams offense scored a total of 142 (later 151) points a league leader and a franchise high. The Rams went on to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road and the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL International Series game for the team's first shutout win since 2014, as well as raising their record to 5–2 for the first time since 2004 (the last time the team made the playoffs) and a first place lead in the NFC West. McVay coached the Rams to a blowout against the New York Giants in their highest-scoring game, a 51–17 victory, which raised the Rams' record to 6–2. The Rams would score another win at home against the Houston Texans with a 33–7 score in the second half to raise the record for the Rams to 7–2 for their best record of the season since 2001. In Week 12, the Rams scored yet another win at home against the New Orleans Saints 26-20 to raise their record to 8–3. In Week 13, on the road the Rams faced divisional rival Arizona Cardinals and won 32–16 for their first winning season since 2003. The next weeks: Week 14, Week 15, and Week 16, McVay had two victories over the Seattle Seahawks in a 42–7 blowout game and the Tennessee Titans in a close 27–23 win although he still lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 43–35. McVay's first season with the Rams has seen them dramatically improve their record from the 2016 season and the team's first winning season since 2003 and its first playoff berth since 2004. In the process, the Rams became the first team to have the top scoring offense in the league a year after finishing with the lowest the previous year.
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