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
Date of birth: (1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 31)
Career information
High school: Atlanta (GA) Marist
College: Miami (Ohio)
Career history
As coach:
Coaching stats at PFR

Sean McVay (born January 24, 1986) is an American football coach and former player 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 is the son of Tim and Cindy McVay.[1] Sean’s father, Tim, played football as a defensive back[2] at Indiana University. The family lived in Dayton, Ohio until Sean was six years old.[3] McVay's 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 was a four-year starter at Marist School as a quarterback and defensive back. 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 touchdowns rushing 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 title as a senior, when he was named the Georgia 4A Offensive Player of the Year.[1]

McVay played college football at Miami University (Ohio) where he played wide receiver from 2004-2007, earning Miami’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2007.[1] He caught 39 passes for 312 yards for the RedHawks. He graduated in 2008.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

McVay began his coaching career as an assistant wide receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008. The following year in 2009, he was the wide receivers/quality control coach for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League (UFL). In 2010, he 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 2013.

On January 14, 2014, he 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 3rd 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.

On January 12, 2017, McVay was hired as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams at the age of 30, which made him the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, surpassing Lane Kiffin, who was 31 when hired by the Oakland Raiders.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
LAR 2017
LAR Total


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