Ray Sherman

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Ray Sherman
Current position
Title Wide receivers coach
Team St. Louis Rams
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-11-27) November 27, 1951 (age 64)
Place of birth Berkeley, California
Alma mater Fresno State
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1974 San Jose State University
(graduate assistant)
1975 University of California
(defensive backs)
1976–1977 Michigan State University
(tight ends)
1978–1980 Wake Forest University
(running backs)
1981 University of California
(running backs/slot backs)
1982–1985 Purdue University
(running backs)
1986–1987 University of Georgia
(wide receivers)
1988 Houston Oilers
(running backs)
1989 Houston Oilers
(wide receivers)
1990 Atlanta Falcons
(assistant head coach/offense)
1991 San Francisco 49ers
(running backs)
1992–1993 San Francisco 49ers
(wide receivers)
1994 New York Jets
(offensive coordinator)
1995–1997 Minnesota Vikings
1998 Pittsburgh Steelers
(offensive coordinator)
1999 Minnesota Vikings
(offensive coordinator)
2000–2004 Green Bay Packers
(wide receivers)
2005–2006 Tennessee Titans
(wide receivers)
2007–2010 Dallas Cowboys
(wide receivers)
2012–present St. Louis Rams
(wide receivers)

Ray Sherman (November 27, 1951) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL).

Coaching career[edit]

College career[edit]

Sherman played college football at Fresno State as a wide receiver and defensive back. In 1974, he took a job as graduate assistant for San Jose State. After leaving San Jose State following that season, Sherman remained a coach at the college level through 1987, working for five additional schools; this includes two stints at California.[1]

NFL career[edit]

The Houston Oilers gave Sherman his first NFL coaching job in 1988, when he was hired as a running backs coach. After one more year in Houston, during which he was a wide receivers coach, he took an assistant head coaching position with the Atlanta Falcons in 1990. Sherman then went to the San Francisco 49ers the next season, staying there through 1993; he coached running backs in 1991 and wide receivers the following two seasons. The Minnesota Vikings hired Sherman as quarterbacks coach in 1995, and he spent three seasons with the team. In 1998 and 1999, Sherman served as offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Vikings, respectively. He was the wide receivers coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2000 to 2004, and held the same position with the Tennessee Titans in 2005 and 2006. The Dallas Cowboys hired him as wide receivers coach in 2007.[1]

In January 2010, Sherman was considered for a head coaching position with the Oakland Raiders.[citation needed]

In January 2011, Sherman interviewed for the head coaching position of the Dallas Cowboys to satisfy the Rooney Rule, and it was thought that he might be offered the offensive coordinator job with the team.[2] It was announced that Sherman will not return to the Cowboys for the 2011 season.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Sherman is married and is the father of three children, one of whom died in 2003.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Coach/Executive Bios: Ray Sherman". Dallas Cowboys. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (2011-01-03). "Jerry Jones denies he's made a decision on Garrett". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  3. ^ Fraley, Gerry (2011-01-10). "Despite interviewing for head coach job, Ray Sherman out as WR coach". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bruce Coslet
New York Jets Offensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Ron Erhardt
Preceded by
Chan Gailey
Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Kevin Gilbride
Preceded by
Brian Billick
Minnesota Vikings Offensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Sherman Lewis