It seemed at first that the Los Angeles Rams coaching staff wouldn’t see the kind of annual poaching that it had seen in years past in 2024. But the dominos started to fall around the league and, low and behold, the Rams have lost six coaches, with possibly more to come.
Interviews, Rumors, And New Hires
The Rams added Jerry Schuplinski as Senior Offensive Assistant. Schuplinski has experience coaching tight ends and quarterbacks. He and Nick Caley, tight ends coach and passing game coordinator worked together at the New England Patriots from 2015-2018.
The Rams hired Rob Calabrese as an offensive assistant. He worked with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur with the Jets.
Greg Williams was hired by the Rams and will serve as the inside linebackers coach. Last season he was the passing game coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. He has NFL experience going back to 2009. He served as a defensive defensive backs and linebackers coach for the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, and Arizona Cardinals
The Rams have filled a coaching vacancy with Dave Ragone as the new quarterbacks coach, replacing Zac Robinson who departed for Atlanta as Raheem Morris’ offensive coordinator. Ragone was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons under Arthur Smith and worked with Sean McVay in 2015 with Washington.
The Los Angeles Rams are hiring Nate Scheelhaase as their new pass-game specialist. He will fill the position left vacant when Jake Peetz left the Rams for the Seattle Seahawks. Most recently Scheelhaasse was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Iowa State Cyclones and, according to Schefter, he has ‘generated interest from NFL teams in recent years.’
The Rams hired Kansas State Wildcats special teams quality control coach Chili Davis as their new assistant special teams coach, replacing Jeremey Springer.
The Rams hired the former Tennessee Titans Coordinator of Football Development John Streicher as their Coordinator of Football Strategy, a newly created position.
After the Rams interviewed Brandon Staley, Ron Rivera, Rams defensive backs coach Aubrey Pleasant, and Chris Shula, Rams linebackers coach and pass rush coordinator to replace Morris as defensive coordinator they decided to promote Chris Shula to DC.
The Rams have hired former Chargers outside linebackers coach and interim head coach, Giff Smith, to replace Eric Henderson as defensive line coach/run game coordinator.
Exiting the Los Angeles Rams Coaching Staff
Passing Game Coordinator: Jake Peetz (2022-2023)
Peetz will leave the Rams to join Mike McDonald in Seattle and will work under new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb
Defensive Coordinator: Raheem Morris (2021-2023) – Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
Raheem Morris was the most likely coach to leave LA this offseason. He earned a deserved second head coaching job in Atlanta
Assistant Head Coach: Jimmy Lake (2023)- Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator
Jimmy Lake was brought on by Raheem Morris for the 2023 season to help develop the Rams young and inexperienced defense. He was among the reasons the defense overperformed expectations. Lake worked under Morris in Tampa Bay when Morris was head coach in 2010 and 2011.
Pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach: Zac Robinson (2019-2023)- Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator
Zac Robinson started his coaching career with the Rams and worked his way up the ladder behind Zac Taylor, Shane Waldron, and Kevin O’Connell.
Defensive line coach/run game coordinator: Eric Henderson (2021-2023)- USC Trojans Co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach/run game coordinator
Assistant special teams coach: Jeremy Springer (2022-2023)- New England Patriots Special Teams Coordinator
Jeremy Springer spent eight seasons coaching in college before Sean McVay hired him onto the Rams coaching staff in 2022.