Sean McVay

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Sean McVay
Photograph of McVay on a football sideline wearing a white Washington Redskins polo shirt, khaki pants and a headset and holding a football play sheet in his left hand
McVay with the Washington Redskins in 2014
Los Angeles Rams
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 31)
Dayton, Ohio
Career information
High school: Brookhaven (GA) Marist
College: Miami (OH)
Career history
As coach:
Head coaching record
Regular season: 10–4 (.714)
Coaching stats at PFR

Sean McVay (born January 24, 1986) is an American football coach who is the head coach 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.

Early life[edit]

McVay was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Tim and Cindy McVay.[1] Sean’s father, Tim, played football as a defensive back[2] at Indiana University, his family lived in Dayton until Sean was six years old.[3] 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.[4]

McVay graduated from Marist School 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. [1]

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.[1] He recorded 39 receptions for 312 yards for the RedHawks in his college career,[5] he graduated from Miami in 2008.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Early coaching career[edit]

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 wide receivers/quality control coach for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League (UFL).[6]

Washington Redskins[edit]

In 2010, McVay was hired as the assistant tight ends coach for the Washington Redskins; in 2011, he was promoted to tight ends coach, a position he held through the 2013 season.

On January 14, 2014, McVay was promoted by new Redskins head coach, Jay Gruden, to offensive coordinator; 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[edit]

Head coach[edit]

On January 12, 2017, McVay was hired to become the 28th head coach of the Los Angeles Rams at the age of 30, the Rams had made him the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, surpassing Lane Kiffin, who was 31 when hired by the Oakland Raiders in 2007.[7]

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,[8] despite a 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 yet, 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.

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
LAR 2017 10 4 0 .714
LAR Total 10 4 0 .714 -
Total 10 4 0 .714

Coaching tree[edit]

NFL head coaches under whom McVay has served:

Personal life[edit]

McVay resides in Los Angeles, California with his girlfriend.[9]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Player Bio: Sean McVay Miami University RedHawks Official Athletic Site". 
  2. ^ "Tim McVay College Stats - College Football at". College Football at 
  3. ^ a b "Miami grad, Dayton native Sean McVay becomes youngest coach in NFL history". Dayton Daily News. Associated Press. January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Simmons, Myles. "Three Things to Know about Rams HC Sean McVay". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sean McVay College Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Klein, Gary (2017-01-12). "Rams' Sean McVay: Portrait of an up-and-coming coach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-11-08. 
  7. ^ Klein, Gary. "Rams hire Sean McVay as their new head coach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams - September 10th, 2017". Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Leitereg, Neal J. "New Rams coach Sean McVay snaps up Encino contemporary for $2.7 million". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 November 2017. 

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